On March 11, 2002, at roughly 1:57 p.m., the Illinois State Police responded to a grievance regarding the discovery of human skeletal stays close to mile submit 23 on Interstate 70 (eastbound) close to Collinsville, Illinois. The grievance originated from employees of the Illinois Division of Transportation who had been working within the neighborhood and found the stays.
The stays had been faraway from the scene and transported to the Madison County Morgue in Edwardsville, Illinois, the place an post-mortem was carried out on March 12, 2002. The post-mortem didn’t decide a explanation for demise, nevertheless additional examination by forensic anthropologists revealed the next data: The skeletal stays are of a black feminine, roughly 5’1″ to five’6″ in peak (5’3″ believed to probably the most correct).
There isn’t any estimate of weight, and the approximate age is between 24-30 years outdated. It’s believed the stays have been at this location for roughly 4-6 months. The skeletal stays had been nearly fully intact and clad in a pair of grey coloured Second Skins model shorts (measurement: medium) with rhinestones and a pink and white coloured verify flannel type Tommy Hilfiger button down man’s type shirt (measurement: XL). As well as, a person’s type “gold” nugget type ring with two glass stones was discovered with the stays. The ring initially held 4 stones within the setting. The ring was decided to be costume jewellery and is a measurement 7 1/4. Additionally discovered had been two bracelets. The one bracelet is a steel hoop, roughly 3 inches in diameter, clean on one aspect with a channel on the opposite aspect. A hoop of black onyx beads on elastic string suits into the channel bracelet. The second bracelet is a mix of three separate bracelets. The second bracelet has quite a few plastic beads (yellow, inexperienced, black, mauve, and brown) strung with skinny elastic string that could possibly be stretched. The three separate bracelets had been gathered by a single, oval formed metallic ring with a small gap at one finish that seemed to be for the aim of hanging a attraction.
On June 18, 2002, the Illinois State Police launched laptop recreation pictures of a black feminine sufferer that was initially found on March 11, 2002. The photographs replicate how the sufferer could have regarded previous to her demise.
Anybody with data regarding the id of the sufferer or the circumstances surrounding her demise are urged to contact Illinois State Police, Zone 6 Investigations at 618/346-3782, or Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS(8477).