Effort continues to identify train victim

Authorities release digital composite


Sunday, August 12, 2007

By Vanya Peterson

GateHouse News Service

CAMERON - The search continues to identify the female victim of a train-pedestrian accident that happened Aug. 1.

A westbound BNSF freight train struck a female pedestrian about 6:10 a.m. Aug. 1 at Surrey Crossing east of town on 165th Street, one-half mile north of 190th Avenue in Coldbrook Township.

Warren County Coroner William Underwood and the Illinois State Police have released a digital composite of "Jane Doe."

Jane Doe is a white female in her mid-50s, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds with shoulder length brown/red hair. She was wearing black pants, a white pattern top and white tennis shoes. The victim did not have any identification.

The Illinois State Police searched the area from the air for any abandoned vehicles, but found none.

Underwood explained that forensic specialists were called in for dental examination on the victim.

A plea to the community was issued Aug. 3 for anyone who might have information leading to the identity of the woman to come forward. Anyone with information about the woman is asked to call the Warren County Sheriff's Department at (309) 734-8505 or Warren County Coroner William Underwood at 734-3290. More Info on Jane Doe