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Victim in 1988 Mount Vernon homicide ID'ed through DNA

Officials were able to identify "Jane Doe Mount Vernon" as Veronica Wiederhold through DNA testing.

News 12 Staff

Aug 3, 2021, 12:21 AM

Updated 1,051 days ago

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The victim of a 1988 homicide from Mount Vernon has finally been identified, according to the Westchester District Attorney's Office.
Officials were able to identify "Jane Doe Mount Vernon" as Veronica Wiederhold through DNA testing.
The 19-year-old was found dead and naked by Mount Vernon police near Carleton Avenue on Feb. 14, 1988.
She was last seen by her family in Brooklyn in late 1987 before she was found dead.


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