The mystery of what happened to Jane Hanrahan, a former servant at the Duane Street lodging house, comes to an end, as reported in the June 3, 1894 edition of the New York Tribune:
The Body of a Missing Girl Found.
The body which was found on the beach at Governor’s Island on Friday has been identified as that of Miss Jane Hanrahan. Jane was twenty years old, and was a caretaker at the Newsboys’ Lodging House in New Chambers-st. On March 26 last Jane cut off her hair and mysteriously disappeared. Nobody was found who could account for her strange action, through her family declared there was foul play. From that day until Friday, when the body was found, not a word was hear of the missing girl. Her features were unrecognizable, but she was identified by means of her clothes.
Mrs. Hanrahan and others said yesterday that Jane’s life was insured in the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.