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Coroner: Waiting for Murder Victim's DNA Results

Identity is still unknown of a woman burned alive Dec. 27 on Chestnut Hill Road in Salisbury Township.

The identity of Jane Doe, the woman found suffocated and burned to death Dec. 27 on a wooded residential road in Salisbury Township, could be confirmed later this week, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim.

Grim said they are waiting to get DNA results, which could be later this week or next.

The coroner's office released the following description of the woman:

  • White or light-skinned Hispanic female
  • Brown hair
  • Between the ages of 20 and 40
  • Approximately 5 feet to 5 feet 2 inches tall
  • Approximately 150 – 175 pounds
  • Tattoo on right side of neck with the inscription of "J A V I "
  • Yellow metal hoop earring, approximately 2 inches x 2 1/2 inches
  • Woven-style bracelet with “Puerto Rican Flag” beads

She may have been wearing:

  • Gray sweatpants
  • Underwire-type bra
  • White ribbed cloth, possibly a white sock
  • Red-colored shirt
  • Black, tightly woven clothing material

Police continue to request any information from the public that might help them in the investigation, "no matter how insignificant it might seem," they said. Please contact Salisbury Township Police Sgt. Donald Sabo or Det. Kevin Kress at 610-797-1447 or call the department's tip line at 610-402-2400.

Salisbury Police are working in cooperation with the Lehigh County Coroner, Lehigh County District Attorney's Office and the Lehigh County Homicide Task Force.

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