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    IL - Chicago, WhtFem Skeletal UP10693, 13-18, by Little Calumet River, Apr'05

    Here's a new NamUs UP casefile just added a couple of days ago:

    NamUs UP # 10693 https://identifyus.org/cases/10693

    Unidentified White Female

    Found April 28, 2005 on 13060 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL. 60627

    Body condition: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
    Probable year of death: Not Indicated
    Estimated postmortem interval: Not Indicated

    Age: 13 to 18 years
    Height: 63 to 65 inches (5'3" to 5'5")

    Fingerprints: Not Available
    Dental: Available
    DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted

    Circumstances Unknown bones recovered

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    I wonder if they have considered Rachel Marie Mellon

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...on_rachel.html

    The address provided as the location of discovery appears to be adjacent to the Calumet River. However, it doesn't indicate whether the bones were found on the banks of the river or whether they were more inland.

    If they were on the banks, then the Calumet River leads almost directly from the Bolingbrook area to that area.

    Her listed height is a little shorter than the height estimate for the Jane Doe, but given the age, it would seem that she would be an obvious possible.

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    Very likely. I would submit it Carl. Have you done that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DippyBlonder View Post
    Very likely. I would submit it Carl. Have you done that?
    Not yet.

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    As a local, I don't think these remains would belong to Rachel. I don't know that the river has anything to do with this case. I'm not seeing it mentioned in the NamUs link (or I missed it?)

    A street view of the address given at NamUs shows a wooded area out of view with lots of trash alongside the road. Looks more like a dumping ground not within view of buildings.

    13060 S Indiana Ave, Chicago - Google Maps

    I think this is a pretty rough area and it could be a great many possibilities for a deceased person.
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    If these remains belong to someone reported missing and in one of the databases we use regularly, I'd go with Nancy O'Sullivan. South Holland isn't that far from where these remains were found and in an area similiarly developed.

    Bolingbrook was fairly rural until recently and it's not far to get to rural area's from Bolingbrook. IMO, it would make sense for someone to go to a more rural area for disposal of a body from Bolingbrook rather than to drive east into a much more heavily populated area.

    Whoops, forgot to add Nancy O'Sullivan's NamUs link:

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/6475/80/
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    Not a lot to go on with this one...
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    The NamUs casefile doesn't say anything one way or the other regarding whether they were found on land or on the riverbank.

    The reason I suspect that it might have something to do with the river is that if you look at the overhead-view, there is a building adjacent to the river which would probably bear the address 13060 (or something close to that number).

    There are no buildings on the 130 block of South Indiana Ave, though there appears to be a foundation of a long-gone building on that block.

    The specific address provided must have come from somewhere. And if it was in the rough vegitation on that block, it seems they would have rounded the address to 13000 or 13100.

    Also, that spot is right at the point of a hairpin in the river, and a logical collection point for debris from the river.

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    Another skull was just found today in the Calumet River at the same location as this girl's remains were found (seven years ago)

    http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?se...cal&id=8857396

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    Is this just a collecting point in the river and just a coincidence?


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    Quote Originally Posted by deca View Post
    Is this just a collecting point in the river and just a coincidence?
    We still don't know exactly where this Jane Doe (i.e., the topic of this thread) was found with respect to the river. But with a hairpin in the river, it seems to me that debris would tend to drift against the outside bank, and could easily become hung-up against the bank.

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    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...dy-human-skull


    Looks like they might have found the body that goes with the "new" skull- a female.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deca View Post
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...dy-human-skull


    Looks like they might have found the body that goes with the "new" skull- a female.

    I think these are two different cases. If the skull had no soft tissue it would be a much older time of death than the other body found mentioned in the link.
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    yeah, sorry if that was confusing- it is two different cases.

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    Wait, what's going on here? This isn't the usual Chicago body season.
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