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Kewanee Back When The 1978 Unsolved Murder of Sandra Brown

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On the latest edition of Kewanee Back When, Dave and Sean start out on a short series of true crime episodes from Kewanee’s history. Today we began with the shocking and still unsolved murder of Kewanee resident Sandra Brown. Early in the morning on August 8th, 1978, Sandra Brown took her dog for a walk and never came home. On August 10th, her body was found in a ravine, about a quarter of a mile outside of Kewanee, on IL-78. A coroner’s inquest in October of that year revealed that Brown had nearly been decapitated. Investigators could find no motive for someone wanting to kill Brown who had only moved to Kewanee one year prior to her death. Despite a thorough and methodical investigation, Kewanee and Henry County investigators were unable to solve the crime. 45 years later Dave and Sean dig through what is known about the case and hopefully shed some new light on one of the few unsolved murders in the history of Kewanee. RegionalMediaNews.com is seeking to go even deeper into this case for a feature story. If you remember Sandra Brown or stories regarding her murder, share your story with us by emailing Sean at [email protected] or call 309-853-4471 and ask to leave a message for Sean.

 

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