DuPage County Sheriff

John E. Zaruba

 

Unsolved Murders

The Sheriff's Cold Case Unit is currently reviewing the following unsolved murders These cases have been selected because our investigators believe that they can be solved - with the help of forensic science and the community.

If you have any information regarding any of these cases, please call the Sheriff's Office at 630.407.2400 and ask for the Cold Case Unit. You may also e-mail the unit.

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 Kristina Wesselman 

Kristina Wesselman 

Age 15

Date of homicide: July 22, 1985

Kristina Wesselman was reported missing by her mother on July 21, 1985. Her body was found the next day in Glen Ellyn, just off a dirt path located between a Jewel Food Store on Route 56 and Route 53 and the Valley View subdivision. It is believed she was on her way home from the Jewel food store when she was attacked.

Her murder remains unsolved.

 
 John Conrad 

John Conrad  

Age 31

Date of homicide: October, 2000

John Conrad's body was found near Munger Road in the Pratt's Wayne Woods Forest Preserve by residents walking in the area. Autopsy results showed that his death was caused by blunt trauma.

His murder was SOLVED in 2003.

 Debbie Fijan 

Debbie Fijan  

Age 10

Date of homicide: February 11, 1966

Debbie Fijan was reported missing when she did not return from an after school activity. Her body was found a few hours later in the area of Fair Oaks and Lies Road in what is now Carol Stream.

Her murder remains unsolved.

 Lorraine Bieze 

Lorraine F. Bieze  

Age 21

Date of homicide: August 31, 1982

The body of Lorraine Bieze was found near the Chicago Central and Pacific railroad tracks in unincorporated Wayne Township by the Pratt's Wayne Woods Forest Preserve. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled.

Her murder remains unsolved.

 Donna LePore 

Donna LePore  

Age 32

Date of homicide: June 7, 1985

Donna LePore's body was found by her husband in the bedroom of her Downers Grove home. She had been shot in the head. The crime occurred while her husband and their two children were out to dinner in the early evening. The front door was open, and no forced entry was evident.

Her murder remains unsolved.

 Floy Walls 

Floy Walls  

Age 39

Date of homicide: June, 1969

The body of Floy Walls was found by a young boy fishing the DuPage River near Warrenville. Floy, who was a nurses aide at the DuPage County Convalescent Center, had family and many ties in the Warrenville area.

Her murder was SOLVED.

 Patricia Sue Early 

Patricia Sue Early  

Age 17

Reported missing to Aurora PD

August 1, 1979

The skeletal remains of Patricia Sue Early were found by hunter in a Naperville Township field on November 8, 1980.

The cause of her death is undetermined - the case remains unsolved.

 Linda Sue Rhein 

Linda Sue Rhein  

Age 19

Date of homicide: August 18, 1979

The body of Linda Sue Rhein was found in a ditch near the intersection of Madison St. and 87th St. in unincorporated Burr Ridge.

Her murder remains unsolved.

 Joan Iwema 

Joan Iwema  

Age 27

Date of homicide: February, 1972

Joan Iwema was a mother of four children and was shot to death in her Downers Grove Township home in February of 1972.

Her murder remains unsolved.

 Juan Carrera 

Juan Carrera  

Age 35

Date of homicide: October 14, 1995

Juan Carrera was found shot to death inside his truck. The truck was parked behind a Speedway gas station at Lake Street and Route 83 in Addison.

His murder remains unsolved.

 Sandra Allard 

Sandra Allard  

Age 43

Date of homicide: October, 1993

The body of Sandra Allard was found by firefighters who were responding to a fire in her York Township townhouse. While inside fighting the flames, the firefighters discovered her murdered body.

Her murder remains unsolved.

 Roger Dickson 

Roger Dickson  

Age 20

Date of homicide: November, 1974

The body of Roger Dickson was found by a local resident walking on 91st Street near Cass Avenue in Downers Grove Township. An autopsy showed Roger died of a gunshot wound.

His murder remains unsolved.