Columbus Police try to identify woman found dead in Illinois

They believe she was from the Columbus-Lowndes County area. Her body was found in 1976.

Posted: Fri Oct 19 20:32:53 PDT 2018
Updated: Fri Oct 19 20:32:54 PDT 2018

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crimestoppers is asking the public's help in identifying a woman who was found dead in illinois back in 1976. wayne hereford is following the case and joins us live from columbus with more. thank you. columbus police chief fred shelton says the woman was a homicide victim whose body was was found in morris illinois in 1976. ." she is believed to have ties to columbus and lowndes county. the unidentified black female was found in a ditch in a rural part of grundy county illinois and the authorities there have asked the columbus police department with help in identifying the woman. "she was killed back in 1976, up in a rural county in grundy illinois.and they now have some new information ,some new leads.a new picture of what she might have looked like as opposed to the black and white sketch that they then had. and also they have a dna sample that they are sending off to test now to get some more identifying characteristics of the female." the chief adds that the sweater the victim is seen wearing is the one was killed in adding that it is a very unique pattern . the case has caught the attention of media throughout the state of illinois where the body was found and through all of this attention officers are hoping someone will know more about who this victim was that they say was murdered. the victim is reported to have been 20 years old anyone with any information should contact the golden triangle crimestoppers at 1-800-530-7151, reporting live from columbus i'm wayne hereford wtva nine news. after seeing
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