I just read this how 12 days before a headless and limbless body was found..and I looked it up it had polyester elastic pants and nude pantyhose (this sounds like its an older person) and I don't know why but it made me think maybe its the daughter of the old lady that was found. Makes me wonder if the daughter was caring for the mother and a family member or husband or boyfriend killed them both to get the house or $$$.. just thoughts..I wonder if the DNA matches for both Jane Does. The unidentified old lady makes me sad because there are so many scams against old people all the time.
Yeah, it's kind of interesting that they speculate that the remains may have been of someone who had been at a care home in Northern IN or IL, because IL would be a definite possibility for Vernon County Jane Doe from SW Wisconsin, who also had severed hands, back in 1984. I've always thought that a SS or other scheme might have been behind that murder. In that case, though, the victim had been killed by blunt force trauma, the body wasn't bagged, and she still had her clothes on and her dentures. It is possible that someone finding that police had tried to match dentures and clothes would have refined their technique on a subsequent go, to obliterate more evidence. On the other hand, pollen evidence points Vernon County Jane Doe having been in the US desert southwest some time prior to her being dumped.
As police say regarding the other New Buffalo UID, though, because of the prevailing winds, people who die in Lake Michigan tend to reach land on the eastern shore. Chicago area, Indiana Dunes park, someone could go in the water there and just drift all the way, particularly in late summer. If they're both in CODIS, you'd think that the family link would have been flagged.