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Unidentified "John Doe" found deceased in Illinois eight years ago

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On January 6, 2005 at approximately 4PM the deceased body of an adult male was discovered at the Illinois/Michigan Shipping Canal near Summit, Illinois. He had been murdered. Illinois Police believe it’s possible he was homeless prior to his murder.

Despite reaching out to journalist/media and the internet, the identity and murder of this man remains unsolved.

Location Found: Summit, Illinois
Country: United States
Estimated Age: Between 50 and 60 years
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 185 pounds
Hair: Brown hair which was balding. He also had a moustache.
Clothing: White shirt, blue shirt, brown sweater, dark (blue) pants, black shoes (size 9) which slipped on in a way that slippers would slip on ones foot.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Illinois State Police Sergeant James Minx #3021 and/or the Zone 1 Investigations Unit in DesPlaines at 847-294-4600. (Case # 05-10145DP)

Source: Illinois State Police Website

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michael-lawrenceWanted For: Murder
Last Seen In: Saginaw, Michigan
Full Name: Michael Duane Lawrence
Race: Black
Current Age: 23
Height: 5’10
Weight: 160
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Possible Location(s):
Ann Arbor , MI
Michigan
Anywhere in the United States

Mugshot photo of Michael D. Lawrence

Layla Jones was a 6-year-old child from Saginaw. On August 29, 2012, while she was celebrating her father’s birthday in her family yard, Michael Lawrence drove by an opened fire, killing the little girl instantly.

Saginaw County District Court has an arrest warrant charging Lawrence with first-degree premeditated murder, conspiring to commit that crime, five counts of assault with intent to murder, single counts of discharging a firearm from a vehicle, carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, carrying a concealed weapon, and possessing a firearm as a felon, and nine counts of possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony-second offense .

He’s been on the run ever since and authorities are asking the public for help in locating in. He is considered Armed and Dangerous so do not attempt to approach him, instead, contact police immediately.

Crime Stoppers in Michigan are offering up to $1,000 for information leading to his arrest. Information regarding this or any felony, call Crime Stoppers at 800-422-JAIL.

HERITAGE UPDATE – 01/29/13, YPSILANTI — Julia Niswender’s death ruled a homicide in final autopsy report, toxicology results inconclusive:

Julia_Niswender Campus Murder

The Ypsilanti Police Department has received the final autopsy report for Julia Niswender, which determined her death was a homicide.

Police have been investigating the Eastern Michigan University junior’s death as an apparent homicide, unless it could be proven otherwise, since she was found dead in her off-campus apartment on Dec. 11.

Toxicology test results that investigators were waiting for have also come back and have yielded no conclusive information, according to a press release Ypsilanti police sent out Tuesday.

Up to this point, few new details have become available since the autopsy in December determined there were no signs of trauma on Niswender’s body, but there were indicators of possible foul play.

“The Police Department recognizes and understands the public’s interest in this death investigation, and Ypsilanti police detectives, the Michigan State Police, and federal agencies continue to utilize all available tools and investigate all possible sources of information regarding this case,” according to the statement from Ypsilanti police.

Currently no suspects have been identified.

Police are again asking anyone with additional information or tips on this case to call Detective Sgt. Thomas Eberts at 734-482-9878 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP.

Officers were dispatched at about 9:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 2012 to perform a welfare check on the student after her family and friends hadn’t heard from her in a couple days, according to the Ypsilanti Police Department. They located her body in her apartment at Peninsular Place apartments in the 1000 block of North Huron River Drive.

The repeating sound of an alarm clock and unanswered calls from her parents reportedly led to the request for police.

Click here for full article by Heritage

  • The two new pieces were found approximately five miles from where 10 similarly cut pieces were discovered in August
  • Pieces are described as 4-by-4 inch cubes of ‘skin and fat and little bit of muscle tissue’
  • Police fear if the new pieces aren’t related to the others they may have a serial killer on the loose
  • If they’re related the killer is suspected of freezing the victim’s body to incrementally dispose of it in chunks

Shocking find: Two new pieces of human flesh have been found in a Detroit sewer, similar to these tattooed ones seen after found in August

Shocking find: Two new pieces of human flesh have been found in a Detroit sewer, similar to these tattooed ones seen after found in August

Puzzle: At least six or eight of the pieces had part of a tattoo on them though police have still yet to find their owner determined having been a large, white female Solving the puzzle: At least six or eight of the pieces had part of a tattoo on them though police have still yet to find their owner determined having been a large, white female

Intricately cut 4-by-4 inch cubes of human flesh have been discovered in a Michigan drain pipe launching fears of a serial killer on the loose just months after similar pieces of a tattooed woman were found.

Police in Suburban Detroit tell ABC that the two cubes of ‘skin and fat and little bit of muscle tissue’ were found in a sewer pipe by a sanitation crew in Warren on Thursday.

Police say they appear to have been dumped only recently though could be related to the 10 similarly-cut pieces bearing tattoos that were found about five miles away last August.

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