Peoria Co John Doe 2016 17

Peoria Co John Doe 2016 17

On June 12, 2017 a human head washed ashore on the banks of the Illinois River in Kingston Mines, Illinois. The property owner at the River’s Edge Campground, who picked up the skull thinking it was a Halloween decoration took it into his house until it started to stink. The skull was later linked via DNA to a torso previously recovered on November 13, 2016 in Schuyler County downriver. There was a hole in the skull, which investigators thought at first was a bullet hole, but on closer inspection, actually was blunt force trauma with the skull pushed in. Forensic investigators determined the deceased to be a white male between 30-55 years old.

NamUs ID: UP17560
Date Body Found: June 12, 2017
Race: Uncertain
Gender: Male
Estimated Age: 30-55
Estimated PMI: 2-4 months
Location: Kingston Mines, IL

Agency of Jurisdiction
Peoria County Sheriff’s Office
Lt. Dan Corpus

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Status: Research in Progress

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December 16, 2019