Blount Co. DA Announces Major Development in 2010 Mystery of Jane “Sally” Doe
ONEONTA, Ala. (WHNT) – Blount County District Attorney Pamela L. Casey will hold a news conference today to announce an arrest in a case that’s prompted many questions since 2010.
In August of that year, a woman was found in the waiting area of St. Vincent’s East Hospital. Someone had apparently dropped her off and drove away.
Until today, no one has been able to figure out who she is. She is still alive, but is bedridden and on a feeding tube. She no longer speaks.
Our news partners, al.com, report the woman is Edith Allen of Douglasville, Georgia. Al.com also reports Cathy Jean Thomas, of Douglasville, is charged with identity theft. Thomas is Allen’s former caretaker and is accused of stealing Allen’s Social Security benefits.
Casey will discuss the developments in the case at 1 p.m. at the Blount County Courthouse.
When the woman was found in the hospital waiting room, she was wearing a hospital gown, an adult diaper and slipper socks. She had no identification on her and was unable to speak.
The woman, called Jane “Sally” Doe, had her hair cut in a man’s style and dyed a dark color. She was wearing black-rim glasses. All appeared to be an attempt to disguise her identity.
Casey says the woman’s identity has remained a mystery to police and Sally’s caregivers. However – they made an arrest Monday and have positively identified Sally.
Casey took the case because the woman was once in a Blount County nursing home.
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