Artistic renderings of the victim (sketch by Charles Holt)
Date of Discovery: January 27, 1993
Location of Discovery: Ina, Jefferson County,
Estimated Date of Death: 1993
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Unknown
Estimated Age: 30-50 years old
Hair Color: Reddish-brown, shoulder-length.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unusual skeletal characteristics of the skull and upper front cervical vertebrae indicate the victim suffered from chronic spasmodic torticollis or wry neck syndrome. Wry Neck syndrome is a condition which causes stress on the muscles which are responsible for maintaining upright head posture. Evidence of a healed traumatic lesion on the skull suggests this condition may have been preceded by head trauma; this would have resulted in the victim maintaining a leftward tilt of the head.
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Samples submitted - Tests not complete.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
The victim's head was found in a wooded area in the Wayne Fitzgerald State Park hanging in some bushes as if someone had thrown it from the road nearby.
Agency Name: Illinois State Police
Agency Contact Person: Stacie Speith
Agency Phone Number: 618-529-6500
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: C93-0159
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 11091
Illinois State Police
Added: 7/22/00; Last Updated: 8/8/16
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** Listed information may be estimated.