My readers are the best. I keep saying that because it is true. On of my readers, Jason D., contacted the Morey Family and they in turn contacted me.
We have exchanged some emails and the results so far are below.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
What did I learn about Susan Jessica Morey?
1: Susan was separated from her husband. They had three small children. I am not sure whether the husband was cleared by police. Her family said that she had a boyfriend in East St. Louis. I do not know whether he was cleared or not.
2: Being in the park had most likely nothing to do with tennis but with needing drugs.
3: Susan’s mother died one year after Susan’s murder. She never knew what had happened to her daughter.
Susan’s brother died never knowing either. Disaster struck him again when his daughter Stephanie Jean Morey was murdered in 1995. Stephanie’s picture is in the original post about Susan. She was murdered by a family member. This family member was found not guilty by reason of insanity and has been committed to a mental hospital.
4: The family from Susan Jessica Morey has given me these pictures that you see here with permission to use on my website. The picture of Susan in the red top is most likely the last picture taken from her.
5: The family remembers that there was DNA underneath Susan’s fingernails. Whether this has been run through CODIS and what the results were, I do not know.
If any evidence has been preserved it should be reviewed.
6: In the obituary is a mistake. Susan’s daughter’s name is Desiree and not Desire.
Susan Jessica Morey (Aug 13, 1962 – June 18, 1990) was found stabbed to death near the tennis courts in Jones Park in East St. Louis, Illinois. She had been stabbed several times in the chest. Her throat was slashed.
I have not found anything yet about her clothes (whether they were preserved or not) or the murder weapon (was that found or not) so there are still questions to answer.
I am particularly interested in her clothes in hopes to find touch DNA by using the M-Vac.
If you have any information about this case please visit the East St. Louis Police Department (IL) at 301 River Park Drive in East Saint Louis, IL 62201 or call them at (1)618-482-6721.
Rest in peace, Susan Jessica Morey.