Livingston County Sheriff’s Office: “Jane Doe” Identified

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January 26, 2015

GENESEO, NY – Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports a major breakthrough in the 1979 unidentified homicide case, often referred to as the Caledonia Jane Doe case. Livingston County Sheriff’s Investigators have been working closely with the Hernando County Florida Sheriff’s Office on a recent lead, which has led to the identification of the victim. Her name is Tammy Jo Alexander. Tammy Jo was born on November 2, 1963 to Barbara Barnes and Marvin Alexander in Atlanta Georgia.

Officials say that Tammy Jo last lived in Brooksville Florida and attended school at Hernando High School and South Sumter High School, both in Florida. We are asking anyone who knew or has information about Tammy Jo Alexander, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office responded on November 10, 1979 to a report of a young girl found murdered on the side of Route 20 in the Town of Caledonia. Since that day, the Sheriff’s Office has followed up on thousands upon thousands of leads across the world and persistently worked to identify her as new technology developed.

Sheriff Dougherty says an old friend of Tammy Jo Alexander saw her face on a social media website.   “A classmate that came forward and made the report down in Florida,” Dougherty said.   Former Livingston County Sheriff John York was disgusted because the family of Tammy Jo Alexander did not file a missing persons report.  “This case could have been solved long ago, had she had a parent, had she had a family that cared enough that wanted to make a missing persons report,” York told reporters at the Monday press conference.

Anyone with any information about Tammy Jo Alexander, or the “Caledonia Jane Doe” case, please call the centralized hotline at 1-800-CALL-FBI.