Anoka County "Jane Doe" prisoner still refuses to give her name after nearly two weeks
|Photo courtesy of Anoka County Sheriff's Office.|
|The woman who police have been referring to as Jane Doe.|
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Nearly another week has passed, and nothing much has changed in the mystifying case of the prisoner in Anoka County known as Jane Doe, authorities say.
On Monday July 9, a woman estimated to be in her 20s was arrested and charged with stealing an SUV and trespassing in Fridley. She is accused of breaking into an empty house on Rice Creek Way in Fridley, changing the locks and putting up drapes, according to the Star Tribune.
In jail, she said few words and declined to identify herself. During her first court appearance, she gave Anoka County District Judge Dyanna Street a false name and a birth date that would have made her 15 years old, the Strib reported.
When police tried to take her mug shot, she put her hands in front of her face. Finally, late last week, they snapped a photo of her in the jail's holding area when she was off guard.
This past week, there were a few leads from people out of state who believed they might be able to identify the woman based on her photo, according to Commander Paul Sommer. However, none of the leads turned out to be much help.
Doe remains in the holding area of the jail. She continues to say very little, but also to demand very little. According to Sommer, she has been eating, but she does not want to use the telephone or attend religious services.
"She's not uncooperative," Sommer says. "There's just been no progress. Her behavior is the same. She just doesn't want to tell us her name."
Sommer says he has seen this sort of behavior in prisoners a couple times before, and the longest one prisoner went before volunteering his name was three weeks.