Jane Prichard

Case Number: 32-86-065977

Jane Prichard

Victim: Jane Prichard

Murdered on: September 20,1986

Location: Blackbird Forest State Park, 502 Blackbird Forest Road, Smyrna, DE 19977

Investigation Details:
Jane Prichard was a student at the University of Maryland and was obtaining her Master’s degree. She was conducting botany experiments in Blackbird Forest State Park where she was later found by two campers on the evening of September 20, 1986.

Detectives learned Jane was shot with an unknown weapon which caused her death. She was last seen alive by a hunter shortly after 10 a.m. The hunter provided detectives with specific descriptions of Jane's clothing, vehicle, and scientific equipment.

1980 Chevy Blazer

Jane Prichard’s 1980 Blue and White Chevy Blazer

Composite Sketch

Composite is of an unknown hunter seen near Prichard. He is described as a Caucasian male, with a beard, approx.5’09" to 5' 10," medium build, wearing a brown jacket, and blue jeans.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Cold Case Homicide Squad directly:

Det. Brian Shahan: Email Brian Shahan302-395-2781

Glenn Davis: Email Glenn Davis302-395-8216

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