Author Topic: INA JANE DOE: WF, 30-50, severed head found in Wayne Fitzgerald State Park in Ina, IL - Jan 27, 1993  (Read 131 times)

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https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/11091

Head found by civilian in park setting, hanging in bushes, short distance from road, as if thrown from road

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http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/166ufil.html



Date of Discovery: January 27, 1993
Location of Discovery: Ina, Jefferson County,
Estimated Date of Death: 1993
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Unknown
Physical Description

Estimated Age: 30-50 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Reddish-brown, shoulder-length.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unusual skeletal characteristics of the skull and upper front cervical vertebrae indicate the victim suffered from chronic spasmodic torticollis or wry neck syndrome. Wry Neck syndrome is a condition which causes stress on the muscles which are responsible for maintaining upright head posture. Evidence of a healed traumatic lesion on the skull suggests this condition may have been preceded by head trauma; this would have resulted in the victim maintaining a leftward tilt of the head.
Identifiers

Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Samples submitted - Tests not complete.
Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Circumstances of Discovery

The victim's head was found in a wooded area in the Wayne Fitzgerald State Park hanging in some bushes as if someone had thrown it from the road nearby.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: Illinois State Police
Agency Contact Person: Stacie Speith
Agency Phone Number: 618-529-6500
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: C93-0159

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 11091

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https://www.isp.state.il.us/crime/unsolveddetails.cfm?ID=24



Case Details: On January 27, 1993, the head of a white female was found in a wooded area in the Wayne Fitzgerald State Park in Jefferson County, Illinois. Postmortem examination revealed the victim had approximately shoulder length reddish-brown hair.

Analysis by the University of Illinois, Anthropology Department indicated the victim's age ranged between 30 to 50 years. Unusual skeletal characteristics of the skull and upper front cervical vertebrae indicate the victim suffered from chronic spasmodic torticollis or wryneck, a condition which causes stress on the muscles which are responsible for maintaining upright head posture. Evidence of a healed traumatic lesion on the skull suggests this condition may have been preceded by head trauma; this would have resulted in the victim maintaining a leftward tilt of the head. Contact Information: Anyone with any information that would help identify this unidentified victim is urged to contact Jefferson County Sheriff's Department at 618/242-2141 or Illinois State Police, M/Sgt Myron Pansing at 618-542-1137.

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It appears Jane Doe's head was found near the Rend Lake area. I wonder if the rest of her remains are in the lake.

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Ina Jane Doe has been identified as Susan Lund, 25, from Clarksville, TN.


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https://clarksvillenow.com/local/missing-woman-found-remains-of-clarksville-woman-susan-lund-missing-identified-in-illinois/

Remains of young Clarksville mom Susan Lund, missing since 1992, identified in Illinois

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – Human remains found in Illinois in 1993 were identified this week as being those of a Clarksville woman who went missing 29 years ago, and they were discovered only a month after her disappearance.

The Jefferson County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Office and Redgrave Research Forensic Services have confirmed the identity of “Ina Jane Doe,” an unidentified woman whose remains were discovered in 1993, the Sheriff’s Office announced in a news conference this morning.

Susan Lund, 25, was last seen by her family on Christmas Eve 1992, when she reportedly left her home in Clarksville to walk to a grocery store. Her husband reported her missing soon after.

One month later, on Jan. 27, 1993, near the town of Ina, Illinois, the head of a white female was discovered on the side of a wooded roadway in Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park. The woman was estimated between 30 and 50 years of age, and may have had torticollis or “wry neck syndrome,” a condition that may have caused her head to have a sideways tilt during life, according to a news release from Redgrave.

The woman’s identity remained unknown for over two decades.
New technology applied

In February 2021, Dr. Amy Michael, assistant professor of anthropology, University of New Hampshire, approached Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to offer a reexamination of the case using updated forensic methods. Writer and researcher Laurah Norton collaborated with Michael on the reanalysis. It was determined that the woman likely did not appear significantly asymmetrical during life, and a new forensic image was created by artist Carl Koppelman.

“As forensic methods are updated and refined, it is critical to reevaluate cold cases and utilize new approaches, like forensic genetic genealogy, alongside anthropology to achieve identification,” Michael said in the release.

Meanwhile, samples from Ina Jane Doe’s remains were sent to Astrea Forensics, a laboratory in Santa Cruz, California, to create a DNA profile suitable for using forensic genetic genealogy. A DNA profile was provided to Redgrave, a genealogy company in Massachusetts, who then uploaded the data file to GEDmatch on Feb. 3, 2022.

Anthony Redgrave, co-founder of Redgrave Research, said in the release, “My team was honored to be brought in as part of the collaboration to identify this woman, and had Susan’s family in mind long before we discovered her name.”

Redgrave’s genealogy team arrived at a potential match within a day, then found out that Lund had been reported missing, with no date of death. The potential ID was passed to law enforcement, who then followed up with family members of Susan Lund. A DNA sample was provided by a sibling for direct comparison. On March 6, it was confirmed that Ina Jane Doe is Susan Lund.

The collaborating investigators, scientists and genealogists extend their deepest sympathies to Lund’s family and friends, the release said. Any information about the actions and/or whereabouts of Lund on or following Dec. 24, 1992, should be directed to Detective Capt. Bobby Wallace at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 618-244-8004, or email bwallace@jeffil.us.
About Susan Lund

Lund had three young children, all under age 6, and was pregnant when she went missing from her home on Harrier Court, off Jack Miller Boulevard, according to Leaf-Chronicle archives from 1993. Her husband, Paul Lund, was a Fort Campbell soldier.

Clarksville Police abandoned the search for Susan Lund after two weeks, saying they believed she had left Clarksville “by her own choice” and was alive and well living in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where they said she was seen the week after Christmas.

A few weeks later, Paul Lund said his wife had been seen on Interstate 65 near Louisville, “looking thin, pale, attired in the same clothes she was wearing the night she vanished,” according to a Feb. 24, 1993, Leaf-Chronicle article.

Paul Lund said he believed his wife had been kidnapped, because she had her checkbook with her but had not written any checks.

Leaf-Chronicle archives from 1993 were used in this report.