07-14-2006, 04:24 PM #1Registered User
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IL - Eulalia Chavez, 27, 'Summerfield Jane Doe', 6 Sept 1986
Unidentified White Female
Summerfield Jane Doe
- Discovered on September 6, 1986 outside Summerfield, Saint Clair County, Illinois.
- The victim had been strangled with a piece of her clothing.
- The victim was located within 24 hours of death.
- Estimated age: 16 - 21 years old. Estimated date of birth is 1960 -1967.
- Approximate Height and Weight: 4'11"; 110 lbs.
- Distinguishing Characteristics: Curly brown hair; brown eyes. She had a mole on her upper left arm, a small scar on her left shoulder and a scar on the back of her right wrist (possibly from a burn). No tattoos. Small stature, wore children's size clothing.
- Dentals: The victim had good oral hygiene with no stain or calculus. She had endodontic treatment in #9 at age 10-12 (early to mid 1970s); lateral incisor endodontics several years later and fabrication of 3-unit FPD; and loss of tooth #30 at very young age, with subsequent good alignment of #29 and #31 (only a 1mm diastema). Other oral findings include: both bridge abutments (maxillary left central and right lateral) had endodontic therapy, the right lateral has a Para Post build up; and right maxillary and left mandibular molars are only partially erupted. Occlusal amalgams have been placed on the maxillary right first bicuspid; the first and second molar and the left second molar; a mesio-occlusal on the left first molar; and occlusal fillings on the mandibular right second molar and left first and second molars. There are proximal mesial caries on the maxillary left first molar, distal of the mandibular first molar and mesial of the second molar. The presence or absence of #16 is unknown; endodontic treatment of #9 is wide fill; endodontic treatment of lateral incisor (#7) is not wide fill; fixed partial denture does not exhibit an access opening (probably fabricated after treatment of lateral incisor; timing of loss of #8 is unknown; alloy radiopacity suggests a base metal substructure; and when viewed from the occlusal, #4 is rotated clockwise. A base was placed under amalgams on #2, 3, 5, 18 and 31 that appears to be zinc phosphate or cement of similar radiopacity. Size of caries on #14, 15, 18 and 19 suggest the victim did not receive active dental treatment for several years prior to her death.
- Clothing: She was wearing a salmon-colored bodysuit. She had a gold bracelet on her right wrist. A silver band ring with a clear stone in the middle and an a plain silver band were both worn on her right hand. On her left hand ring finger she wore an opal ring that had 4 opals with a clear stone center. Assorted clothing and jewelry she had been carrying in a travel bag was found at the scene.
The victim was found by a farmer harvesting corn just outside Summerfield. She had been strangled with a piece of her clothing, and her nude body was left in the cornfield.
Her pelvic area had been savagely slashed and mutilated by a killer who left behind relatively small, Western-style boot prints.
Investigators received a telephone call in August 2002, from a man who described a recent conversation with an acquaintance, a small-time burglar, who in 1986 lived in Summerfield. The caller said his acquaintance talked about killing a young woman and leaving her body in a field near Summerfield. The suspect is in state prison on an unrelated charge.
In 2001, investigators were contacted by a psychic who claimed that the victim came from North Carolina, but a probe of certain landmarks provided by the psychic led nowhere.
Another lead is that the victim may have been a follower of the rock band The Grateful Dead, and was in the metro-east because she was hitchhiking to the band's next concert.
07-25-2006, 06:45 PM #2Registered User
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Summerfield and St. Clair County are adjacent to St. Louis, MO, but on the Illinois side of the river.
Is there any possibility that this girl was a victim of the BTK serial killer?
06-03-2007, 03:56 PM #3Registered User
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Coroner Wants To Exhume 1986 Strangling Victim
St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone says he will ask a judge tomorrow to approve the exhumation of an unidentified young woman found strangled in a cornfield more than 20 years ago. Stone says a special DNA analysis and anthropological study of her skeleton may reveal clues to who the woman was and lead to the identity of her killer.
The victim is known only as "The Summerfield Woman," after the small community where her body was found in September of 1986.
06-03-2007, 10:18 PM #4
It says on the St Clair. County Sheriff's Dept Criminal Investigations page that she might have been a Grateful Dead follower and hitchhikeing to the next concert. Is there a list of people found dead near the concerts or who come up missing from the concerts?
06-11-2007, 08:13 AM #5
07-02-2007, 07:40 PM #6
This girl stuck out to me, even though it is a long way from where she went missing.
Jean Marie Stewart
ETA: Kimberly Mileo may also be a good match.Happy New Years
07-04-2007, 01:55 AM #7
I can't see the doe network page. the dental information looks very complete so you think it would be easy for law enforcement to do a preliminary check?
07-04-2007, 02:19 AM #8Registered User
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try this one
In older links that have doenetwork.us you have to change the .us to .org
07-25-2007, 01:21 PM #9Inactive
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Do any of you think this case could be connected:
Unidentified White Female
Located on July 20, 1990 in Jarvis Township, Madison County, Illinois.
Cause of death was homicide.
- Estimated age: 25 - 40 years old
- Approximate Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'6"; 120 - 130 lbs.
- Distinguishing Characteristics: Auburn hair. Her fallopian tubes, uterus and ovaries were missing. There was no sign of surgical removal.
- Dentals: She wore an upper denture plate; full dental records are available, as are fingerprints.
- Clothing: Clothing located near the victim included a pink t-shirt with "Florida" and blue palm trees imprinted on the front; and Pebble Beach white sandals with side buckles, size 7. A heart-shaped turquoise stone, silver in color, was also found near the victim.
- DNA: Available
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).
There is an autopsy finding of sexual mutilation. 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.
If you have any information concerning this victim's identity or the ciricumstances surrounding her homicide, please contact:
Madison County Sheriff's Department
Lieutenant Leonard Suhre
618-692-7040 x 4819
All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case. Source Information: Illinois State Police
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10-28-2007, 09:31 PM #13Registered User
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Detectives offer theories in 1986 Summerfield death
Composite sketch of the woman.
Two Chicago-area private detectives believe they know how to solve a baffling unsolved murder -- the 1986 strangulation of an unidentified young woman found in a cornfield just outside the tiny village of Summerfield.
But only one of them -- or perhaps neither one -- can be right.
Furnished with a copy of an FBI profile of the killer, a list of the victim's possessions found near her body, a dozen color photographs of her clothing and jewelry and news clippings, Don C. Haworth, of Chicago, and Susan Carlson, of Evanston, were asked by the News-Democrat for their theories of how the victim ended up in the field.
Key to their findings was trying to determine the young woman's circumstances. Was she running from something? Or, as some police investigators believe, was she a hitchhiking prostitute?
Readers who want to come up with their own theories can e-mail the reporters at the addresses found in the graphic that appears above.
The case has experienced a revival of police interest following the exhumation in June of the victim's remains, which were sent to a nationally known anthropologist to see whether bones could somehow lead to an identification.
Haworth, an investigator for 30 years, runs Chicagoland Detective Services Inc. and once employed Carlson. He said the victim -- estimated to be about 5 feet tall, to weigh 100 to 110 pounds and to be between ages 19 and 24 -- probably was hitchhiking and may have met a stranger in a bar. She had brown eyes and brown, curly hair.
Because a partial print of a relatively small, narrow, pointed Western-style boot print was found at the scene, Haworth theorized that the killer may have been a migrant worker. He said the workers, many of whom are from Mexico, favor this style.
Carlson, who runs Carlson Investigations Inc., has worked as an investigator for eight years, including four as a licensed private eye, had a different theory. She said the victim's possessions, particularly several small, sample-like toiletry items sometimes given out at shelters, pointed to a battered woman who may have been on the run from an abuser.
The killer's knifing mutilation of the victim's pelvic area had particular significance to Carlson.
"The fact that he didn't mutilate the face has to do with the sex organs and giving birth," she said, adding, "I can see the battered woman syndrome because she could have been pregnant, and maybe the killer was her husband. Maybe she had an abortion of his baby. Or maybe he had wanted her to get pregnant and she had never wanted to be a mom."
The autopsy, done shortly after the body was found Sept. 6, 1986, by a farmer harvesting corn, does not state whether the victim was pregnant or had given birth.
While the fact that the victim was never identified makes finding a killer next to impossible, police interviewed three men about the murder, including a middle-aged man who served time in Germany for strangling a woman when he was in the military. He also served time in Illinois for raping a neighbor woman in Lebanon. A Missouri man, who served time for strangling a prostitute and cutting off her breasts with a knife, was questioned in Spain where the crime occurred. Both men recently told reporters that they had nothing to do with the death of the woman found in the cornfield.
The third suspect, now deceased, was cleared after a search of his van a few days after the body was found failed to connect him to the murder.
However, even thin leads eventually can snare a murderer, as Son of Sam killer David Berkowitz learned after a parking ticket led New York City cops to his door three decades ago.
Reporters trying to determine whether there was any significance concerning two particularly odd items found with the victims -- a pair of child-sized pantaloons and a flat spool of nylon fishing line -- offered a theory to the lead police investigator based on coincidence and connected loosely to a local amateur theater.
In the fall of 1986, the Looking Glass Theater in Lebanon, less than five miles from where the body was found, staged the Broadway musical "Annie." Could the pantaloons be connected to a child's costume? Belleville attorney Don Urban, a member of the theater's board of directors, was quick to point out however, that no person connected to the playhouse is missing.
And the nylon or monofilament fishing line? Could that have been connected to another nearby theater production at McKendree College in Lebanon?
Transparent fishing line is sometimes used to stage theatrical effects, including making objects appear to rise on their own, said David Braidlow, who taught drama there at the time.
Braidlow said that it is "very possible" that there were hangers-on, perhaps romantic companions of drama students, whose abrupt disappearance might not have raised a public concern. He said also that students and their friends were sometimes asked to bring odd items of clothing from home because the department couldn't afford real costumes.
But it was a Tom Stoppard play titled "After Magritte," that Braidlow said was in production in the fall on 1986, that caused him to offer his own fishing line connection.
Braidlow, now a college teacher in Indiana, explained that the play required that a lamp rise from a table and disappear above and then reappear. He said a length of nylon fishing line, invisible from the audience, was used to create this effect.
"It's a bit thin, but it's an interesting theory," said St. Clair County Sheriff's Department Lt. Steve Johnson, who heads the official probe.
"We check out all plausible, credible leads," he said. Johnson declined to state whether the fishing line and pantaloon angle was plausible or credible.
People scanning the News-Democrat's list of the victim's possessions that appears on the graphic on Page A1 and online might want to keep in mind that the FBI profiler ruled out initial speculation that she was a prostitute because a streetwise prostitute would not have been taken by surprise and would have fought back. The Summerfield victim's body lacked defensive wounds or any injuries connected to a battering.
The profile also suggested the killer did not know the victim and probably had killed other victims in a similar manner. There was no effort to hide evidence.
However, the report stated it is probable that the killer removed all identification.
The victim, who had extensive dental work including a three-tooth bridge, appeared Caucasian, possibly of Eastern European origin, said Richard Jantz, a nationally noted anthropologist at the University of Tennessee. Jantz saw two photographs of the victim's face as she was found in the cornfield, probably within 24 hours of death.
After exhumation, the St. Clair County coroner's office transported the Summerfield woman's remains to the university for an anthropological examination that might yield clues to her identity.
But the examination won't be conducted for several months, Jantz said, because the embalmed remains are still covered with flesh that must thoroughly decay.
"There's not much we can do with fleshed remains," Jantz said. "We need bones."
Contact reporter Beth Hundsdorfer at email@example.com or 239-2570. Contact reporter George Pawlaczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-2625.
02-04-2008, 04:19 PM #14
SHE HAS Been id'D!!!!
Finally, after over twenty years
The woman known for more than two decades as the "Summerfield woman" was identified Monday as Pholia Mylia Chavez, according to St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone.
During a press conference, Stone said woman, whose mutilated body was found on Sept. 6, 1986, in a cornfield, was identified through a fingerprint match.
Sonja Wilcomer, the woman's adoptive mother in Palo Alto, Calif., later stated during an interview with the Belleville News-Democrat that the woman's name really is Eulalia Mylia Chavez, and that she was a troubled child who disappeared when she was 15 or 16 years ago."
more at link and photo :
02-04-2008, 04:47 PM #15Im just living among all the madness
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I am so glad to hear this!!!
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