You know I’m dead. You know that I was found on April 22, 1998. You know that I might have been dead for up to five years before you found me. You know that I was found in a field behind a truck stop near I-55 and Rt. 53 between the towns of Bolingbrook and Romeoville, Illinois. You know that I was a white male, twenty to thirty years old, with brown hair, who stood 5’11 and weighed 160 pounds. You know that I have distinctive overbite. You know that I was wearing an extra large blue nylon Starter jacket, blue jeans and size 9-91/2 Nike shoes when I was found. You know that I was shot. You know that I have identifiable dentals and DNA on record for comparison. You know that I’m an unidentified John Doe. And you know that I’m just one more unexplained and unsolved statistic on the books.
Like I said you don’t really know anything at all.
UPDATED 2014: Gene Sullivan of the Cold Case Unit in the Coroner’s office asked the University of Indianapolis Forensic Anthropology to update all of their cases. In doing so it was determined that this John Doe is not Caucasian, but instead is African American.
If you know something, call:
Will County Coroner Office
Cold Case Unit
815 727 8455
HIS PROFILE DATA AT A GLANCE: Will Illinois John Doe April 1998