According to the Lake County Coroner’s Office, on Friday, January 20, 2023, skeletal remains found in Libertyville on November 19, 2022 belong to a single person, and were positively identified as 54-year-old Marina Jimenez-Hernandez who had an alias of Ofelia Oseguera-Barajas, originally from Mexico but most recently from Chicago.
Results of the autopsy conducted by the Lake County Coroner’s Office on November 21, 2022, indicate that Ms. Jimenez-Hernandez died from asphyxia.
After an intensive police investigation conducted by the Libertyville Police Department, it was determined that Ms. Jimenez-Hernandez’s death was not a result of foul play.
The deceased was described as an adult female with dark brown and grey hair who had partial upper dentures.
The deceased had tattoos, which the Lake Coroner’s Office shared publicly with hope that someone might recognize and would assist in making a positive identification.
The tattoos were described as …
Two yellow/blue-green color fish in a “Yingyang” design with an unknown tattoo above, on the right shoulder/upper arm
Floral design with a ribbon containing letters (possibly C-A-T) on the left upper arm
Unidentifiable tattoo on the back of the neck/upper back
Police officers from Libertyville responded about 8:15 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2022 to report that partial skeletal remains were discovered in the block of 1800 Hollister Dr. in Libertyville.
A Lake County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit was assigned to the scene and an immediate search of the area was underway. Police discovered additional remains in a wooded area. Authorities initially didn’t specify whether the additional remains were found in woods of the Lake County Forest Preserve District or wood located on private property nearby. The address of the incident is a commercial property with medical professional offices just west of the Des Plaines River and just east of Milwaukee Avenue. The scene was also located less than one-half mile northeast of Hawthorne Mall in Vernon Hills near the intersection of Route 60 (Townline Road)) and Milwaukee Avenue.
The incident was investigated by Libertyville Police Department and the Lake County Coroners office.
Libertyville Police Department in November 2022 stated that the incident appeared to be isolated and that there is no threat to the community.
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