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    IL - Kristina Wesselman, 15, raped & murdered, Glen Ellyn, 21 July 1985 *Arrest*

    So cold nothing/nadda found via google news links. Web links find some old forums with full news links.

    Here is one:
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...7/ai_n20792288

    ETA: from the cached version of DuPage county cold case site:
    Kristina Wesselman
    Age 15
    Date of homicide: July 22, 1985
    Kristina Wesselman was reported missing by her mother on July 21, 1985. Her body was found the next day just off a dirt path in Glen Ellyn located between a Jewel Food Store on Rt. 56 and Rt. 53 and the Valley View Subdivision. It is believed that she was on her way home from the Jewel when she was attacked.

    Kristina, you are not forgotten.

    May your family find peace, answers and justice.
    Last edited by Cubby; 11-21-2010 at 03:56 AM. Reason: edit title for more accurate info
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    Mother Seeks Closure In Daughter's Cold Case

    Mother Seeks Closure In Daughter's Cold Case

    Mike Puccinelli
    GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (CBS) ―
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    Kristy Wesselman was raped and murdered 24 years ago. Her cold case murder is still unsolved.

    It's one of the most famous unsolved murder cases in the history of DuPage County. It happened in unincorporated Glen Ellyn when a Glenbard South High School student went to a store and never returned. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports her mother is once again urging anyone with information to speak up.

    It was 24 years ago when Kristy Wesselman was ambushed from behind by a killer who raped her in broad daylight before stabbing her eight times.

    It used to be next to a well-worn walking path. Now it's behind a Wal-Mart at Butterfield Road and Route 53. But while the area has changed, the memories of what happened here on July 21, 1985 have not.


    more at link:


    http://cbs2chicago.com/local/kristy....2.1360324.html
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    bumping for Kristy since her case was just mentioned in the thread for another DuPage unsolved case for Debbie Fijan.

    I wonder if DuPage submitted the perps DNA into codis and there just has never been a hit for a match.

    Oh so so many unanswered questions in DuPage.

    Prayers for the Wesselman family to get closure in this unsolved case.

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    Bumping for Kristy..

    According to info we have uncovered sleuthing Debbie Fijans unsolved cold case in DuPage county, DuPage recently reopened their cold case unit and Debbies is one of four cold cases on the top of the list.

    Praying your case is in that top 4 Kristy!

    You are not forgotten.
    Last edited by Cubby; 03-29-2010 at 03:12 AM.
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    Kristina Wesselman
    Age 15
    Date of homicide: July 22, 1985

    Kristina Wesselman was reported missing by her mother on July 21, 1985. Her body was found the next day in Glen Ellyn, just off a dirt path located between a Jewel Food Store on Route 56 and Route 53 and the Valley View subdivision. It is believed she was on her way home from the Jewel food store when she was attacked.

    Her murder remains unsolved.


    http://www.co.dupage.il.us/sheriff/unsolved%20murders.htm
    Last edited by Cubby; 03-29-2010 at 03:23 AM.
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    Good old Chicago Trib ptv or pay to view articles.

    one snippet from the PTV from the Trib:



    A KILLER AWAITED GIRL ALONG PATH
    [FINAL, C Edition]

    Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
    Author:Art Barnum and George PapajohnDate:Jul 23, 1985Start Page:1Section:NEWSText Word Count:789
    Abstract (Document Summary)


    A well-worn shortcut through a field connecting the Valleyview subdivision in unincorporated Du Page County with a supermarket led investigators to the body of a popular Glenbard South High School student Monday, hours after she was last seen buying candy in the store.
    Investigators said they had no suspects and knew of no motive in the slaying of Kristina Wesselman, 15, president of the freshman class at the Glen Ellyn high school last year and also popular in the middle-class subdivision known as the "Valley."
    "Apparently she was on her way home when something happened," Undersheriff Robert Soucek said. Kristina, known as "Kristy" to her friends and family, was last seen in the store about 4 p.m. Sunday and was reported missing at 1:50 a.m. Monday by her mother, Sandy Wesselman



    http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/chicagot...H&pqatl=google
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    another PTV snippet:

    Suspect surfaces in '85 slaying
    [DU PAGE SPORTS FINAL Edition]

    Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
    Author:Art Barnum.Date:Feb 9, 1989Start Page:1Section dU PAGEText Word Count:421
    Abstract (Document Summary)


    A suspect in the 4-year-old murder of a Glenbard South High School student said he allowed county law enforcement officials to take blood and saliva samples from him this week after being locked up in the county jail.
    Dana Henry, 32, of the Valley View subdivision, near Glen Ellyn, said he appeared before a Du Page County grand jury last month that was investigating the July 21, 1985, murder of Kristina Wesselman, who was killed in a prairie near the subdivision, where her family also lived.
    Du Page County prosecutors charged him with contempt of court and Associate Judge Thomas Callum ordered Henry, an unemployed laborer, put in Du Page County Jail on Monday until he complied with the order.

    http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/chicagot...g&pqatl=google
    Last edited by Cubby; 03-29-2010 at 03:51 AM.
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    ACLU charges coercion in DNA test
    Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver - Jan 15, 1991
    The ACLU's lawsuit results from an investigation by the Du Page sheriff's police into the still unsolved slaying of 15-year-old Kristina Wesselman, ...
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    Wow, lawsuits against DuPage in both Debbie Fijans unsolved case and Kristy Wesselmans unsolved case.

    There are only 10 cases listed at DuPage counties cold case site. Two of which are listed as solved. Of the 8 still listed as unsolved, we have sleuthed two involving lawsuits against the county. Hmmmm.......
    Last edited by Cubby; 03-29-2010 at 04:00 AM.
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    Precious little media coverage on Kristy's case... and I only searched her name via google archives.
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    Bumping for Kristy. When I next speak with the detective working on Debbie Fijans case I will be sure to ask if Kristy's case is one of the 4 Debbies brother mentioned have been officially re-opened recently when DuPage re-established the cold case unit.

    It seems to me DNA should have solved this one..... I wonder if DNA was submitted with no matches?

    hopefully I can find out if there is any new news.
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    I can't find anything on this case either...Just Kristy's birth info on Ancestry.com.

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    All I was able to find were the brief snippets from the PTV links or the few articles. Very very little about this case. Pretty girl. This occured not far from College of DuPage either... within a 5-7 min drive at most.

    I don't recall what the immediate area looked like at the time. I know the intersection. I wonder if Jewel even had security camera's back then. Did someone follow her out of the store? Either that or it had to be someone familiar with the area.. who else might know of the short cut path through the vacant area by the store at the time?

    We'll see what if anything DuPage is willing to share when I talk to them about Debbies case.
    Last edited by Cubby; 04-21-2010 at 10:57 PM.
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    Forgot to add. Ancestry doesn't seem to be the best source of news articles. At least not the Chicago Tribune or the Daily Herald which are the two biggest local papers for the burbs.
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    hi all. this is her older brother Bill's girlfriend writing.
    i put together this on the 25th anniversary of her death:

    http://kristywesselman.blogspot.com/

    feel free to contact me here with any questions.

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