of discovered body parts released in hopes of further information
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[JUNE 2, 2005]
The Illinois State
Police and Sangamon County Sheriff's Department continue to
investigate the discovery of two severed human legs discovered in
the Divernon area. The victim had a French pedicure, which is a
light pink nail polish with white tips. Also, a partial tattoo was
on the victim's right inner thigh. The police are unable to
positively identify the design of the tattoo due to the area in
which the legs were severed. The tattoo is believed to be fairly
recent and contains pink, yellow and black ink.
Through analysis conducted by the
Illinois State Police forensic anthropologist, it has been
determined the victim is a white female, 20 to 40 years of age. The
victim was 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 7 inches and had brown hair.
A bulletin with this information
will be disseminated to law enforcement agencies state and
nationwide. Authorities are hopeful this bulletin will assist in
narrowing the scope of the investigation in identifying the victim.
The first leg was discovered east of
Interstate 55 near Divernon at approximately 8 p.m. on May 23.
Illinois State Police and the Sangamon County Sheriff's Department
conducted a search of a wooded area the next day, using Illinois
State Police Crime Scene Services and a cadaver dog. As the search
broadened out, another leg was discovered later.
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If anyone has any information
concerning this investigation, please contact the Illinois State
Police at (217) 786-7110 or Sangamon County Sheriff's Department at
[News release and LDN]