'The Jane Doe Murders': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Oxygen's true-crime series
Oxygen's newest docuseries, coming in January 2021, aims to give one Jane Doe victim a second look and help identify her
Oxygen does one thing best and that is true-crime programming. Each month, the NBC Universal-owned channel presents its viewers with fresh and new content and it has continued to do so even during the pandemic.
When it comes to murder investigations, knowing the identity of the victims plays a huge part in uncovering the truth. However, across the United States, there are countless nameless murder victims whose stories are left unknown because of the lack of identity. In the United States alone, there are nearly 40,000 open cases in which the victim of a violent crime remains unidentified and loved ones are never returned to their families.
These victims are called Jane or John Doe and they become cold cases. There can be no justice for them or their families. However, Oxygen's newest docuseries, coming in January 2021, aims to give one Jane Doe victim a second look and help identify her. Read on to know more about 'The Jane Doe Murders'.
'The Jane Doe Murders' premieres on Oxygen, on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at 7/6c.
The official synopsis for 'The Jane Doe Murders' states: "In Oxygen's gripping special 'The Jane Doe Murders', Yolanda McClary, a renowned forensic specialist and former Las Vegas crime investigator who specializes in the recovery of DNA, has made it her mission to help give Jane Does their names back."
It adds, "Using groundbreaking new forensic technology and DNA databases, Yolanda and her team of genealogists set out to help local law enforcement solve a murder case from 23 years ago and reveal the identity of a woman left for dead in the remote woods of Polk County, Oregon. With nothing but bones, Yolanda works feverishly to piece together what happened and potentially uncover clues that can help open new roads in the case."
McClary was previously seen teaming up with Paul Holes on 'The DNA of Murder' and on 'Cold Justice' helping to solve homicides.
'The Jane Doe Murders' is produced by MY Entertainment with Michael Yudin, Joe Townley, Mark Marabella and Yolanda McClary serving as executive producers.
The trailer for the special can be watched here.
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