Identified! WI - Racine Co., WhtFem 199UFWI, 14-25, cauliflower ear, July 1999 #2 - Peggy Lynn Johnson *Arrest*

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  1. Cubby

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    Thank you for taking the time to react on my post. You are right; I'm not from the USA. I feel the need to explain my post and I'm going to be very honest. Maybe I reacted a little shortsighted. Sorry, for that. Everybody has the right to feel and do as he/she likes. My line of thinking...identified.....great...a miracle.....somebody incarcerated....even better... justice is going to be served in this horrible story.... let go.....back to other unsolved cases. Honestly.....I couldn't say goodbye to this one immediately. If I may say so, I have put a lot of hours in this unfortunate lady's faith, I gladly did and I feel sad knowing the outcome now. Personally I don't have any doubts that this killer is going to be convicted...there is enough "on the table" to do so. I don't need all the insight information....I wait for the conviction. The words 'possible killer': you said it; US Court System believes in innocent until proven guilty....that's what I meant with the word possible. I also didn't mean to say the court system with a jury isn't oké per se. Mentioning the jury and the media in one sentence was unfortunate. I actually think that our thoughts and opinions are not very different in the end. American English is not my mother tongue and sometimes that gets in the way.....
     
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    I was also wrong but at least we try. Sometimes these people just seem forgotten so sad
     
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    @Bit of hope

    To answer your question, personally I like to follow cases until they are fully resolved. For myself that includes the trial, sentencing..... seeing the case come full circle. Idk about Wisconsin, but there are cases here in Illinois which have taken 5 years from arrest to trial. That's a long time and the victim shouldn't be forgotten during that long process. An arrest is just the beginning, imo.
     
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    Thank you for your well thought out post. I apologize for jumping to conclusions and if I came across to harshly. For English not being your native tongue, you communicate very well.
     
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    Thanks for you answer Cubby. I agree with you that the victim should never been forgotten. In the proces of a trial and the heat of it, focus shifts often to the perpetrator. For example the attention serial killers get (and I do understand the fascination) annoy me sometimes. Peggy (and her sad PM recons) will always stay on my retina. I hope I can replace them with the "living" pictures of her over time.
     
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    “Twenty years is a long time for an innocent victim to be nameless to the world,” Schmaling said. “Peggy Lynn Johnson can now rest in peace with her killer behind bars. Justice will finally be served.”

    The sheriffs and their deputies remained true to one of the most important law enforcement principles: They spoke for someone who could no longer speak for herself.
    Justice for Peggy Lynn Johnson
     
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    Genetic genealogist Barbara Rae-Venter (who ID'd the Golden State Killer) has shared that she helped to ID Peggy Lynn Johnson (birth name Jennifer Lynn Johnson) through genetic genealogy on CeCe Moore's facebook page, commenting on a Nov 14th post. There has been no mention of her help in any news reports.

    "I absolutely agree, CeCe. I helped to identify the victim, Jennifer Lynn Johnson, in the case out of Racine County in which a suspect has just been arrested in Florida. Reading the ME's report on the injuries to this poor woman was bad but paled in comparison to the reality of the abuse she suffered over a period of years. https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../linda-laroche-peggy.../."
     
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    Suspect, victim identified in 20-year-old Wisconsin cold case


    The Racine County Sheriff says they’ve identified the victim in a 20-year-old cold case homicide.

    He also said the person responsible for Peggy Lynn Johnson’s death is now in custody.

    Sheriff Christopher Schmaling gave a timeline of the events surrounding her death at a news conference Friday morning.

    Over the years, Johnson’s DNA was submitted for genealogical DNA testing and her body was exhumed for chemical isotope testing conducted by the Smithsonian Institution, Schmaling said at a Friday morning news conference.

    It was only recently that investigators developed information that led to Johnson’s identification.

    He said Johnson, who was cognitively disabled was 18 when her mother died. When Johnson went to seek medical help, she encountered Linda LaRoche, a nurse in McHenry, Illinois, who took Johnson into her home.

    It was there, Schmaling said, that she suffered horrific abuse that led to her death five years later.

    Johnson’s body was found in a cornfield on July 21, 1999. Schmaling said Johnson was never listed as a missing person. She was buried as Jane Doe.

    The sheriff said that now that they’ve identified Johnson, she’ll be reburied next to her mother, father, and brother.

    Schmaling said LaRoche was arrested Tuesday in Cape Coral, Florida by Racine County Sheriff’s Office investigators. She has waived extradition and is expected back in Wisconsin soon to face charges.
     
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    Does Linda LaRoche (or Peggy's family) have any connections to Cincinnati, OH? There is a Jane Doe who had the name "Schrader" written on her clothing tag. That's close to the name Schroeder so it peaked my interest when I saw that was Peggy's mom's last name. It's probably unrelated but here's the thread for that case: OH - OH - Cincinnati, Partially Buried, WhtFem, silky pajama bottoms, gray top, “Schrader”, 31 May 2018
     

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