OPELIKA, Ala. (WRBL) — The Opelika Police Department announced a significant update in the 2012 Baby Jane Doe Case on Thursday.
Opelika Baby Jane Doe has been identified as Amore Wiggins — daughter of 37-year-old Sherry Wiggins, a native of Norfolk, Virginia, according to police.
The father of Amore Wiggins, 50-year-old Lamar Vickerstaff Jr., was taken into custody in Florida, where he faces charges in connection to the case. Lamar’s wife, Ruth Vickerstaff, is also facing charges.
The case of Baby Jane Doe began in 2012 in Opelika, Alabama, when a small skull was found behind a mobile home off Hurst Street.
An anthropological assessment of Baby Jane Doe’s bones suggests she had may have been abused and malnourished before her death.
The search for her killer most recently expanded to Virginia and North Carolina.
Watch the press conference in the video player above.