KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Police say a flood of tips helped them identify a woman found in the Portage area last week.
Michigan State Police on Monday identified her as a 22-year-old from Kalamazoo. News 8 is not using her name to protect her privacy.
MSP said she was in “good health” and was in the custody of Adult Protective Services.
A hiker found her around 6 p.m. Thursday in the Al Sabo Land Preserve near Texas Drive and S. 8th Street in Texas Township. She had no ID and was carrying a garbage bag of clothing. She was taken to the hospital to be taken care of. Troopers weren’t able to communicate with her, so they sent out a release Thursday asking for the public’s help to identify the “living Jane Doe.”
That request generated a wealth of tips that ultimately led investigators to learn who the woman is, MSP said Monday.
MSP said it was still looking in to exactly what happened, so it wasn’t providing more information about how the woman ended up alone at the preserve. It said it hoped to be able to provide more information after wrapping up its investigation.