NEWS

1948 murder case of Mary Jane Reed takes strange turn

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

The unsolved murder of Mary Jane Reed has taken a weird twist. An anthropologist’s report says the skeletal remains exhumed in 2005 from her grave come from more than one body. Mary Jane, 17, was killed in 1948. Former Oregon Mayor Mike Arians has taken an interest in the case and is working on behalf of Reed’s brother, Warren Reed, her lone surviving sibling.