IL INA JANE DOE: WF, 30-50, found in wooded area in the Wayne Fitzgerald State Park in Ina, IL - 27 Jan 1993 - Wry neck syndrome

166UFIL - Unidentified Female

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

Physical Description
Estimated Age: 30-50 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
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.

Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Samples submitted - Tests not complete.

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery
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.

Investigating Agency(s)
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

Information Source(s)
Illinois State Police

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Special specialist
I respectfully disagree. She doesn't fit the age range. I don't see a resemblance. And it doesn't appear Anna had a neck condition. But I do believe Anna was murdered.


Special specialist
Another reason is Anna went missing in 1992. This Woman's head was found in 1993. According to her Aunt she doesn't believe she left on her own accord. And the Woman's head was still recognizable. No note of her body ever being found. Horrific. No missing persons report to match this Woman. Just throwing her head from the road. I don't know if I lean more towards a domestic situation or an opportunistic killer. I guess opportunity. No real effort to conceal the evidence. But yet where is her body?. Strange. Were they afraid of Fingerprints?. But not of Dentals?.

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