IL JARVIS TOWNSHIP JANE DOE: WF, 25-35, found in bean field in Jarvis, IL - 20 Jul 1990 - Upper denture & metal ring w/ turquoise heart stone


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42UFIL - Unidentified Female


Reconstruction of the victim; victim's ring.

Date of Discovery: July 20, 1990
Location of Discovery: Jarvis Township, Madison County, Illinois
Estimated Date of Death: 2-3 days prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
Cause of Death: Homicide by stabbing

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 25-35 years old
Race: White
Sex: Female
Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
Weight: 230 to 130 lbs.
Hair Color: Auburn
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Available. She wore an upper denture plate.
Fingerprints: Available.
DNA: Available.

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Clothing located near the victim included a pink Gelmart t-shirt with "Florida" and blue palm trees imprinted on the front; and Pebble Beach white sandals with side buckles, size 7.
Jewelry: White metal or silver ring with heart-shaped turquoise stone on the right ring finger.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

The victim was discovered in a bean field, approximately 40 feet north of Lebanon Road and just west of the Troy and O' Fallon Road. She had been placed at the scene approximately two to three days prior to discovery. The cause of death was multiple stab wounds to her neck and torso. There was no evidence of defensive wounds on the victim, indicating she did not fight her murderer(s).

What was thought to be evidence of a hysterectomy, indicates that the uterus has been removed as a part of extensive cutting, stabbing and mutilation, and that the killer may have removed the reproductive organs. It is believed she was sexually assaulted.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Madison County Coroner
Agency Contact Person: Roger Smith
Agency Phone Number: 618-692-7478
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown

Agency Name: Madison County Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact Person: Lieutenant Leonard Suhre
Agency Phone Number: 618-692-7040 ext. 4819 or 618-692-6087
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 1990-0216

NCIC Case Number: U437200318
NamUs Case Number: 14919

Information Source(s)

Illinois State Police

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