And she had problems--by the time she killed herself, she was estranged from an apparently clueless, passive husband and her home had fallen into hoarder-like levels of disrepair.
The article I linked above tells the story well, so I'll just get to this--it's probably a coincidence, but when I did a Google reverse image search on the above photograph of Jane Doe/Lori Ruff, the ONLY result was a photo of Jennifer Marie Wictor.
|Jennifer Marie Wictor|
Both women appeared to be the same approximate height, weight, age, hair color and possibly even eye color. Their noses are notably different, but according to the original report about Jane Doe, she "might have had a nose job at some point" as well as breast implants.
At the moment--and I admit, I'm resisting digging deeper, because I prefer to sleep now--it seems there is a frustrating lack of information about Jennifer Wictor's disappearance.
That leaves this (in my mind at least) in the realm of remarkable coincidence. For now.
I have no illusions that I'm the only person to happen onto this result--I'm certain sleuths on discussion boards all over the web are all over it. Regardless, I emailed a Tempe, Arizona detective listed as handling Jennifer Wictor's case about it, because why not?
Sometimes the Internet can solve things, because we're all human behind our screens, and sometimes, we just want to know.
I was able to turn up additional photos of a younger Jennifer Wictor, culled from her high school yearbooks. They don't necessarily help in the resemblance to Jane Doe department, but it's interesting to see how much she changed over a relatively short span of time.
In Maureen O'Hagan's article about Lori Kennedy/Jane Doe, she reported that the mystery woman had a post office box in Boulder City, Nevada in the late 1980s. It's a pretty tenuous link, but I did want to point out that on a map, at least, it's a straight 4-plus hour drive northwest from Tempe, where Jennifer Wictor was living when she disappeared, to Boulder City. So that connects both women to the same region around the time one vanished and the other began her new life.