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‘Midtown Jane Doe,’ whose remains were found in cement of NYC bar basement 20 years ago, finally ID’d

DNA from a 9/11 victim helped police identify remains – found more than 20 years ago under a famous New York City address – as those of a teenager last seen in 1969, authorities said.

Construction workers made the gruesome discovery on February 10, 2003 at 301 W. 46th St. in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, where the famous rock nightclub “Steve Paul’s The Scene” once hosted some of the city’s biggest artists. music.

“They hit the concrete floor (and) a skull came out,” New York Police Detective Ryan Glas told NBC New York.

Publicly available DNA records, including those of a 9/11 victim, link these 2003 remains to Patricia Kathleen McGlone, a Brooklyn girl who would have been around 16 in 1969.

She had been tied with an electric cord and strangled.

The victim was wearing a ring with the initials “PMcG,” matching his name, and a 1960s Bulova watch, police said. A 1969 penny and a plastic soldier were also found on her, leading police to believe she may have given birth to a child before her death.

NYPD Detective Ryan Glas holds a digital composite photo of Patricia Kathleen McGlone.WNBC

“In any investigation, especially a homicide, the first thing you need to know is the name of the victim because that gives you a starting point,” Glas said. “Any little bit of information helps, especially in unsolved cases.”

Kathleen McGlone was the daughter of Bernard McGlone and Patricia Gilligan, who obtained a marriage license on June 23, 1952, in Alexandria County, Virginia.

At the time of their planned union, McGlone was 45 years old and living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan while Gilligan was 21 years old and residing in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

The victim was born April 20, 1953, then baptized and confirmed, according to Brooklyn Catholic Church records.

The victims’ two parents, who have since died, are not considered suspects, police said.

“It’s personal to me because everyone has a daughter, everyone is someone’s child,” Glas said. “You must get justice for those killed.”

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