Nearly four decades after a young woman’s dead body was found in a ditch in Western Ohio, local authorities now know her name — if not yet who killed her or why.
PEOPLE confirms that the homicide victim long known as the “Buckskin Girl” has been positively identified as 21-year-old Marcia L. King, of Arkansas.
According to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, King’s body was found on Greenlee Road on April 24, 1981, apparently not long after she was killed. She was fully clothed and wearing a fringed buckskin jacket, leading to her nickname while she officially remained a Jane Doe. But she did not have any socks, shoes or identification, according to the Dayton Daily News.
An autopsy report revealed King was killed by blunt force trauma and strangulation. She was lying dead just off the roadway outside of Troy, the Dayton paper reports.
In 2008, her case was put into the