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Sheriff Christopher Schmaling and the Racine Unified School District along with students from McKinley Middle School have collaborated on a Public Safety Announcement (PSA) concerning “Inattentive Driving”. A group of McKinley Middle School students from their Career Discovery Solutions (CDS) program were presented a real world problem of “Inattentive Driving” at a recent visit from Sheriff Schmaling. The students from this CDS group engaged this “Inattentive Driving” problem with research and surveys. The CDS students used the information they obtained and created a 54 second PSA with Sheriff Schmalings assistance.

The PSA can be viewed at:





On July 21, 1999 a body of a white female homicide victim was discovered on the edge of a cornfield located on 92nd Street in Racine County. She was 5'08", 120 pounds with short brown hair. Her ears were double pierced and her left ear had a deformation consistent with 'cauliflower ear'. Her teeth were in poor condition

with her front teeth slightly protruding. She was found clothed in black sweatpants and a man's grey country western-style shirt. The shirt had pearlized snap buttons and a red floral pattern.

This female suffered severe abuse prior to her death and has not yet been identified.

The Racine County Sheriffs Office has been consulting with the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS) regarding an exhumation of her body.

There has been much advancement in scientific testing since 1999. New technology has the potential to provide investigators with information about her life in the weeks, months and even years prior to her death. This information could help identify her and lead investigators to the people responsible for her death.

The decision was not entered into lightly.

Today the body of Jane Doe was exhumed under the direction of Dr. Rick Snow, a forensic anthropologist with NCMEC. The Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home generously donated their services for the exhumation process. The body of Jane Doe will be transported to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner Office for additional analysis.

Sheriff Schmaling is determined to identify this young woman, arrest the persons responsible for this brutal crime and to bring closure to her family!

Please contact RASO Investigator Tracy Hintz at 262.636.3190 with any information that may help with Jane Doe’s identification. You may also reach her on Facebook at Jane Doe Racine County, Wisconsin. 


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