Identified! IL - McHenry County, Male, rural Harvard, May 2019 - Darrell Splett

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  1. doodles1211

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    Police are trying to identify a man whose body was found May 4 in a remote area of rural Harvard, according to a news release from the McHenry County Conservation District.

    No identification was found on the man, police said.


    Foul play is not suspected, conservation district director of marketing and communications Wendy Kummerer said. She did not have further details.

    “McHenry County Conservation District Police Department has been working closely with the McHenry County Coroner’s Office. At this time they have exhausted all attempts to identify the person and are now seeking the public’s assistance in this ongoing investigation,” according to the release.

    The man was described as a 50 to 65 years old, 5-feet 11 inches tall and about 225 pounds.

    He had short white hair and no scars, marks or tattoos.

    He was found wearing a black fleece beanie, an extra large blue and brown Swiss Tech coat, an extra large tan Carhartt hoodie, a grey knit scarf with purple trim and blue jeans. He also wore Active Ankle black braces on both ankles and size 11 black Asics tennis shoes.


    Anyone with information about his identity is asked to contact McHenry County Conservation District Police Department at 815-338-6223 extension 1210.

    Conservation district police could not be reached for more information.

    McHenry County Conservation District police ask for help identifying body found in rural Harvard | Northwest Herald
     
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    'John Doe' found dead over 1 year ago in rural Harvard identified as Ingleside man

    A body that was found in a rural area of Harvard a year and a half ago has been identified through genealogy testing as a 50-year-old Ingleside man.

    The McHenry County Conservation Police and McHenry County Coroner’s Office responded on May 4, 2019, to a remote area of the Rush Creek Conservation Area in Harvard for a death investigation.

    The remains were an unidentified white male who was estimated to have been between 50 and 70 years old.

    He had short grey hair, facial hair, weighed 224 pounds and was 5-foot-10.

    A thorough investigation was conducted over the last 18 months by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, McHenry County Conservation District Police Department, University of Illinois Chicago and Dr. Michael Colvard, DDS., PHD.

    The McHenry County Coroner’s Office said that a variety of investigative methods were exhausted in an attempt to identify the man.

    Submissions and searches of a variety of private, federal, state and local databases were performed without any matches.

    Additional forensic testing was conducted in November 2019 following a lack of leads from traditional methods, the coroner’s office said.

    Short Tandem Repeat and mtDNA DNA profiles were submitted to the University of North Texas, who then submitted it to additional databases without any matches.

    The coroner’s office then coordinated with the Palm Beach County, Florida Sheriff’s Office in January to create a digital facial reconstruction of what the man might have looked like prior to his death.

    The image was released to a variety of law enforcement agencies, media sources, social and private outlets throughout Illinois and Wisconsin.

    Over 60 potential leads were developed, researched, and investigated by the coroner’s office.

    Dr. Michael Colvard with the University of Illinois School of Dentistry in Chicago and Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper performed an additional dental analysis, which gathered additional data, yet no matches were able to be found still.

    The coroner’s office collaborated with Othram Inc. in late June to conduct genealogy testing and analysis.

    Additional leads were developed in early October as a result of the genealogy testing and possible relatives of the man were identified.

    Interviews and DNA testing of the relatives were performed. DNA analysis revealed that the unidentified man was confirmed to be a sibling of the identified possible relatives.

    The “John Doe” was officially identified as Darrell P. Splett, 50, of Ingleside, the coroner’s office said, adding that the man’s death was not suspicious and the case has been closed.

    Splett will be returned to his family so final arrangements can be made at a funeral home of their choosing.
     
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    Great! I asked the mods to change the header to identified. No name released as far as I could find. Is that correct?
     
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    Remains identified as Ingleside man's
    Daily Herald report

    Remains found last year in McHenry County have been identified as those of an Ingleside man.
    Updated10/23/2020 5:27 PM

    The McHenry County coroner's office on Friday said the body of 50-year-old Darrell P. Splett, had been found May 5, 2019, at Rush Creek Conservation Area near Harvard.

    Despite extensive forensic tests on the remains and a digital facial reconstruction, authorities were unable to identify Splett. This June, the coroner's office collaborated with Orthram Inc. to conduct genealogy testing and analysis, which led to Splett's relatives.

    Dental records from the University of Illinois at Chicago confirmed the identification.

    Splett had not been reported as missing.

    Remains identified as Ingleside man's
     
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    Harvard MCCD Site Suicide Identified as 50-year Old Ingleside Man, Darrell P. Splett
    Posted on 10/23/2020 by Cal Skinner


    From the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:

    The McHenry County Coroner’s Office confirmed the identity of the male subject “John Doe” found at Rush Creek Conservation Area in May 2019.

    The McHenry County Conservation District Police Department and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office were called to investigate the death of a man found at Rush Creek Conservation Area in rural Harvard, McHenry County, IL.

    The identity of the man was unable to be determined due to the advanced state of decomposition and the lack of any identification.

    A thorough and very detailed investigation was conducted, over the last 18 months, by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, McHenry County Conservation District Police Department, University of Illinois Chicago and Dr. Michael Colvard, DDS., PHD.

    A variety of investigative methods were exhausted in an attempt to
    identify the subject.

    The investigative methods included but were not limited to: Rehydration of
    the subjects fingers to obtain partial finger prints, full body x-rays in an attempt to locate any evidence of surgically implanted devices that might contain serial numbers, dental examinations including full dental mapping and FBI dental charting, Submissions and searches a variety of private, federal, state, and local databases were performed yet no matches or missing persons were found.

    In November of 2019 additional forensic testing was conducted following a lack of leads from traditional methods.

    The Coroner’s Office Submitted STR (Short Tandem Repeat) and mtDNA
    (Mitochondrial) DNA profiles to the University of North Texas at which time the DNA samples were submitted to additional databases including: CODIS, Texas SDIS, and NDIS yet no matches were found.

    In January 2020 the Coroner’s Office then coordinated with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in Florida to create a digital facial reconstruction of what the subject might have looked like prior to his death.

    In April 2020 this image was subsequently transmitted to a variety of law enforcement agencies, media sources, social and private outlets throughout Illinois and Wisconsin.

    Over 60 potential leads were developed, researched, and investigated, by the Coroner’s Office, all of which were determined not to be a match.

    With the assistance of Dr. Michael Colvard, DDS., PhD University of Illinois School of Dentistry in Chicago and Dr. Howard Cooper DDS, Lake County Coroner, additional dental analysis was performed and additional data were able to be gathered yet no matches were able to be found at this point.

    In late June 2020 the Coroner’s Office collaborated with Orthram Inc. to conduct genealogy testing and analysis.

    In early October 2020 additional leads were developed as a result of the
    genealogy testing and possible relatives of the subject were able to be located by the Coroner’s Office.

    Subsequent interviews with and DNA testing of the relatives were performed.

    A DNA analysis revealed that the subject found in the Rush Creek Conservation Area in May 2019 was a sibling of the subject interviewed at the Coroner’s Office in early October 2020.

    Additional interviews revealed that the subject found in the Rush Creek Conservation Area in May 2019 was scheduled to have dental work performed at the University of Illinois Chicago School Of Dentistry in late 2018 or 2019.

    Dental records were requested and obtained from the University of Illinois, Chicago which revealed full dental x rays were on file.

    Interviews also revealed that the subject was never reported as a missing person to law enforcement.

    A forensic dental examination of the records obtained from the University of Illinois, Chicago by Dr. Michael Colvard, DDS., PhD revealed that the identity of the subject located at the Rush Creek Conservation Area on May 5, 2019 was Darrell P. Splett, 50, from Ingleside Illinois.

    Darrell P. Splett will be returned to his family so final arrangement can be made at a funeral home of their choosing.

    The McHenry County Coroner’s Office would like to thank the following individuals and organizations who made it possible to bring closure to the Splett family: Dr. Michael Colvard DDS, PhD, University of Illinois Chicago School of Dentistry, Orthram Inc., University of North Texas, McHenry County Conservation District, McHenry County Sheriff’s Department, Palm
    Beach County Sheriff’s Department, and Dr. Howard Cooper DDS.

    Harvard MCCD Site Suicide Identified as 50-year Old Ingleside Man, Darrell P. Splett - McHenry County Blog
     
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    Thx for coming up with his name (again). Must have looked over it. My bad.
    RIP Mr. Splett.
     
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    He committed suicide?
     
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