|Status||Alive / In custody|
|Parents||Alan Freeman (husband)|
|Children|| Matthew Freeman (step-son) |
|Portrayed by||Anita Barone|
Janice Freeman was Alan Freeman's second wife, and step-mother to Matthew and Rosie. Originally the family nanny, she stepped in when the family was in turmoil over the disappearance of Alan's (first) wife, Elizabeth Dryden McGinty to the extent that they took Janice maiden name of Freeman after the marriage to escape the taint of Elizabeth's disappearance, and held them together through Matthew's defection, when he went off to become Crow.
Tragically, this was a far darker tale than it first seemed. Elizabeth was the beginning, the first victim, whom Janice shot simply to usurp her place in the family. Matthew, then a toddler, was a witness, and although trauma suppressed the memory, it bubbled up from his subconscious through his art. In the end, Janice realized that Matthew would eventually put the pieces together and tell his father, and this she could not allow. She took a stake and stalked him to the cemetery, where he was visiting his mother's memorial, and killed him. She knew his father would believe that his weirdo friends were responsible. She also murdered his friend Daemon, whom she shot with the same gun that killed Elizabeth Dryden McGinty. However, her role in the crime was exposed thanks to Morlock, a former friend of Matthew's who witnessed Janice kill him; although Morlock was mentally unbalanced, his insane ramblings and reaction to Janice's presence provided enough evidence to shock Janice into confessing. ("Vampire Weekend").