FBI locates ‘Jane Doe 43’; woman connected to child sexual exploitation investigation


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a public request asking for help with finding a woman who may have critical information about the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

Jane Doe 43 (Photo courtesy of the FBI)

The initial video of the unidentified woman, Jane Doe 43, shown with a child was first seen and likely created in October of 2019, the FBI said.

Following Wednesday’s request, the FBI issued a notice Thursday morning indicating the woman has been identified and located.

No other information was provided.

The FBI said that the woman was being sought as part of the FBI’s Operation Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program (ECAP) initiatives. These initiatives represent strategic partnerships between the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

“Operation Rescue Me focuses on utilizing clues obtained through in-depth image analysis to identify the child victims depicted in child exploitation material, while ECAP seeks national and international media exposure of unknown adults (referred to as John/Jane Does) who visibly display their faces and/or other distinguishing characteristics in association with child pornography images,” the press release said.

The FBI said that no charges have been filed in this case and the pictured individual is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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