Updated: Mar 31, 2020
On 03/11/2002, the skeletal remains of a black female were discovered on the eastbound side of I-70 just west of Illinois Route 143 at Silver Creek (approximately MP 23). The remains were discovered by IDOT workers who were working in the area. The remains were mostly intact. The remains were found near mile marker 23 off the Interstate 70 Eastbound near Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois
The cause of death was undetermined. It was, however, confirmed she was a black female between 5'1 to 5'6 in height and had been deceased approximately 6 months from the time she was found (2001 - 2002)
She was between the ages of 24 to 30 years old.
A pair of gray colored Second Skins brand shorts medium sized with rhinestones (as shown in the left above photo) and a red and white colored check flannel style Tommy Hilfiger button down man's style shirt, extra large.
There was a man's style gold colored nugget style ring that held 4 stones but only 2 were found in the setting (as shown below) size 7 1/4. Two bracelets were found, one with a metal hoop about 3 inches in diameter, smooth on one side with a channel on the other side.
A ring of black onyx beads on an elastic string that fits into the channel bracelet. The second bracelet is a combination of three separate bracelets that come together. The second bracelet has numerous plastic beads (yellow, green, black, mauve and brown) strung together with elastic string. The three separate bracelets were gathered by a single, oval shaped metallic ring with a small hole at one end that appeared to be for the purpose of hanging a charm.
On June 18, 2002, the Illinois State Police released computer recreation images of a black female victim that was originally discovered on March 11, 2002. The images reflect how the victim may have looked prior to her death.
Anyone with information concerning the identity of the victim or the circumstances surrounding her death are urged to contact Illinois State Police, Zone 6 Investigations at 618/346-3782, or Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS(8477).
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