Overview of 1997 Jefferson County John Doe
Employees of O'Neal Steel discovered the decedent's decomposing remains while unloading steel beams from a railroad car. The railroad car was loaded at Northwestern Steel and Wire Company in Sterling, IL on 9/29/1997 and had been sitting on the O'Neal Steel lot since approximately 10/28/1997.
Estimated Date of Death: Days prior State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction Cause of Death: Unknown
Dentals: Unknown Fingerprints: Unknown DNA: Unknown
Clothing: Green short sleeve Jantzen knit shirt, empty left breast pocket; Pertex slacks with cuffed pants legs, empty pockets, size 34; white briefs, size 34; heavy, dark work shoes, "oil and chemical resistant" written on the soles, size unknown; aqua colored socks. Jewelry: Unknown Additional Personal Items: Unknown
The Doe Network Case Number 3470UMAL