In 1997, , a woman’s torso was discovered in Hempstead Lake State Park. Her identity is still unknown, but investigators have been calling her “Peaches” since the discovery, referring to a heart-shaped peach that was tattooed onto her left breast.
Her torso was found wrapped in a black plastic bag and placed inside a green Rubbermaid storage bin along with a floral printed pillow case. Police know that Peaches was a black woman between 20 and 30 years old. Her torso showed signs of a surgical C-section scar.
" Peache's" case of death had been decapitation. Her skull has never been found.
Investigators later connecte Peaches via her DNA to partial skeletal remains that were discovered at Jones Beach State Park in 2011. Also know as Jane Doe #3. Along with those skeletal remains were the remains of a child, since dubbed “Baby Doe.” The skeletal remains of the woman and the baby were wearing similar jewelry, suggesting they were mother and child
We now know that Peaches was Baby Doe’s mother and they were murdered around the time Peaches’s torso was found, in 1997.
Peache's manner of death has many similarities to another unidentified murdered Jane Doe from the same area. Dubbed "Cherries" because of a tattoo of a pair cherries on her body. Both women and the baby are thought be be among the victims of the Long island serial killer