The coroner says the skeletal remains found in a wooded area in Libertyville in November have been identified as a Chicago woman, who died from asphyxia.
The Libertyville Police Department responded around 8:15 a.m. on November 19 to the 1800 block of Hollister Drive in Libertyville.
The 1800 block of Hollister Drive has only one building on the block — the 1800 building — which contains multiple doctors and other medical offices.
Police said they received a call for a report of “partial skeletal remains” that were discovered.
Officers arrived and confirmed the remains were human.
A Lake County Sheriff’s canine unit was called to the scene to assist in conducting a search of the area.
Officers later found additional remains in a wooded area. The Lake County Coroner’s Office also responded to the scene.
Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek said the remains belong to one woman.
Banek said in late December that various investigative means used to identify the woman had been unsuccessful.
The woman had several tattoos and the coroner’s office said they were hopeful that someone may recognize them and assist in making an identification.
Sketches of the woman’s tattoos were publicly released.
Banek said Saturday that her office positively identified the remains last Friday as 54-year-old Marina Jimenez-Hernandez, who had an alias of Ofelia Oseguera-Barajas.
The woman was originally from Mexico but most recently resided in Chicago.
An autopsy indicated that Jimenez-Hernandez died from asphyxia.
An intensive police investigation determined the woman’s death was not a result of foul play, Banek said.