Printed on October 1 2021 8:44 am
Final Up to date on October 1 2021 8:44 am
Written by Greg Sapp
A photograph has been made obtainable of among the tattoos discovered on the arms of the physique discovered within the Little Wabash River close to Effingham in mid-September. The photograph is being launched in hopes of figuring out the person.
On Saturday, September 18 at 2:45pm, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Division responded to the river southwest of Effingham close to the Summit-Jackson Township line on the finish of 1175th Avenue. Two younger males kayaking down the river noticed a deceased particular person alongside the river financial institution lodged in between some bushes and river particles.
The Coroner’s Workplace, Illinois State Police Investigations, ISP Crime Scene Unit and the Effingham County Dive Rescue Staff responded to the scene. The unknown particular person was pronounced useless on the scene by Effingham County Coroner Kim Rhodes. The Dive Staff eliminated the physique from the river, from the place it was transported to the morgue at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Dive Rescue Staff Commander Terry Trueblood estimated the person had been within the river for roughly two weeks.
At current, the person stays unidentified. He’s a white male of unknown age, of common construct, and weighing 160 to 180 kilos.
The person had a number of tattoos that included a nautical star on each of his forearms, a bigger odd-shaped star on the forearm close to his elbow on each arms, and what gave the impression to be flames on each of his biceps.
It was initially reported that the physique had quite a few tooth lacking, however a few of them have been discovered in the course of the post-mortem. The person was sporting Fruit of the Loom grey boxer briefs and no shirt.
Fingerprints have been submitted to the Illinois State Police Forensics Lab, however just one print was appropriate for the database. This print didn’t produce a match within the state or nationwide databases for identification.
The Coroner’s Workplace submitted a DNA pattern to the Illinois State Police Lab for identification, nevertheless, it would take a number of months for a report involving DNA identification. Dental impressions are on file for comparability if wanted.
If anybody has info on a person who matches this description, please contact the Illinois State Police at 217-342-7861 or the Effingham County Coroner’s Workplace at 217-342-4651.
Listed here are the tattoos. The picture on the left is of one of many man’s higher arms, the picture on the suitable is of one of many man’s forearms.