On the 26th of October, 2020, the body of a young woman was discovered in a rural part of Graham County, Arizona, close to Artesia.
There is no specific time listed for how long she had died before being found, but it is believed that she died at some point in 2020. Her body was found wrapped in a tarp and placed in a box. There were toys scattered around her body.
The young woman was between 13 and 22 years old when she died and stood around 5″1′. She had light brown hair that had been cut to around 1 inch. She was wearing a dark robe or gown, commonly known as a “witches gown”, and close to her body was a hooded sweatshirt that had skulls and zig-zag patterns in black and white.
The police have not released an official cause of death, but they have stated that her death is a homicide.
In August 2022, Artesia Jane Doe was formerly identified as Cadence Langley, a 14-year-old girl. Her mother has been charged with the fraudulent gaining of benefits after the victim’s death. Cadence’s mother is also suspected to have been involved with at least disposing of her daughter’s remains, and it is anticipated that she will also be charged with her murder.
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