Identified! IL - Kankakee County, BlkFem, 30-40, Oct'02 - Mary Alice Dunbar

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  1. Earthbound Misfit I

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    The Jane Doe below was identified recently as Mary Alice Dunbar. Her remains were found in October of 2002 near the Will / Kankakee County Line, near Route 45. Mary Alice's sister Kennetta and family are on their way to IL to receive Mary Alice's remains. Please keep them in your thoughts.

    Mary's thread at someoneknowsme.com http://someoneknowsme.com/vb/upload/showthread.php?p=7967#post7967

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    Name:Jane Doe
    Sex: Female
    The Illinois State Police, in cooperation with the Kankakee County Sheriff's Office and the Coroner's Office, is seeking any information that may help identify the skeletal remains of a Black /Female which were found in October 2002 near the Will / Kankakee County Line, near Route 45. This reconstruction was done by a forensic artist, based on the remains. The woman was approximately 30-40 years old at the time of death and stood around 5 foot 3 inches tall. She is thought to have died in 2001. (The hairstyle and length is only an estimate.)

    If you can provide any information about the possible identity of this person, or the circumstances of her death, please contact Senior Inspector Ronald Bartlett, Illinois State Police Ashkum, Illinois Investigation Section. (815) 698-2332 ext. #608. All information will be treated as confidential upon request.[/FONT]

    Mary Alice Dunbar's Doenetwork information
    The Doe Network:
    Case File 2005DFIL [​IMG]
    Dunbar, circa 1997
    Mary A. Dunbar
    Missing since June 20, 1997 from St. Anne, Kankakee County, Illinois
    Classification: Missing



    Vital Statistics
    • Date Of Birth: September 29, 1971
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 25 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6", 130 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black, collar-length hair; brown eyes.
    • Clothing: Green Jumpsuit.


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Dunbar was last seen in the Hopkins Park Area of St. Anne, Illinois on June 20, 1997

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Kankakee County Sheriff's Department
    815-802-7150
    Agency Case Number: M97D2170
    NCIC Number: M-041589128
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
    Source Information:
    Kankakee County Sheriff's Department
     
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  3. Jaded

    Jaded Former Member

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    Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. I spoke with her sister this afternoon and she was on her way to Illinois to sign the papers for the release of Mary Alice's remains.
     
  4. Soonerbabie

    Soonerbabie New Member

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    Prayers for her family.

    Not a lot of the info matched up on the listings. That helps me realize how they can be wrong and not to look over anyone because of the information listed.
     
  5. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    You are right. Not much of the information matched but the sketch is right on. The long jaw line, same chin, the cheek bones, the eye shape.

     
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    Thoughts and prayers go out to the Dunbar family and friends.

    Mary Alice, you were never forgotten. And now your loving family will bring you home.

    Rest in eternal peace.
     
  7. Kymistry35

    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    Prayers to her friends and family. I am saddened that it took them this long to get answers but I am glad that they can finally bring her home.
     
  8. Jaded

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    From what I understand, the DNA was initially ordered in 1999 - they got the results in 2005. Not quite sure how that managed to fall through the cracks, but it did, and apparently they didn't notify family once the positive ID was made.
     
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  10. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    Thank you for posting the article over here Jaded. I feel so badly for Kennetta and her family. My heart goes out to them.
     
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    This is awful, that LE knew, but nobody bothered to make sure the relatives were informed. According to the newspaper (follow the links), the funeral is Friday and there's a $2,600.00 bill that Kenetta can't pay. Maybe LE should contribute, considering they added to to her pain and suffering. Isn't there a lawsuit in here somewhere?
     
  12. Jaded

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    Victims of Crimes should be covering this expense, but they are him-hawing about the statute of limitations. IMO, the statute began when Kennetta was notified - NOT when LE got the report and did nothing to contact her family.
     
  13. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    CORRECTION!!

    I want to point out that I (RKnowley) made a boo boo when posting Mary Alice's information. I posted the wrong UID. The UID I listed is NOT Mary Alice. Sorry for the mistake!

    This is a message received from Mary Alice's sister Kennetta.

     

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