I was browsing through newspapers when I stumbled onto this piece. It is from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri. The date is June 22, 1990. Check this out on page 18:
“Murdered Woman Identified: St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone said Thursday that a woman found stabbed to death Monday In Jones Park in East St. Louis had been Identified as Susan Jessica Goss Morey, 27, of the 700 block of Mildred Avenue in Cahokia.
Her body was discovered about 8:30 a.m. Monday near the tennis courts in the park. She had been stabbed several times in the chest, and her throat had been slashed. Police are Investigating the killing.”
Susan’s parents both passed away. Her father was Jessie Clyde Morey (1916–1975) and her mother was Florence Gertrude Campbell Morey (1922–1991) but that’s not all.
Her brother Steven Scott Morey (1958–2012) passed away too as well as one of his daughters. That daughter’s name was Stefanie Jean Morey (June 30, 1982 – Aug 29, 1995). She was just 13 years old. The other daughter is Shanon Morey-Arn.
There is not much readily available about this case. I wonder whether she was married, was this person exonerated, did she ever express fear for someone, did anyone see anything at all?
Was she scheduled to play a match on a tennis court? If so, who was her partner? What about her clothes? Was the murder weapon found?
It is deeply troubling to think that this is all we know. I have done an online search with what is available for free. There may be more newspaper clippings behind paywalls though. If you have any clippings, please contact me.
If this case was solved and you have information, links to newspapers, let me know. As I could not find much, I decided to make this the Case of the Month for December 2019.
Rest in peace, Susan Jessica Morey.
In the series “Case of the Month” I highlight old cold cases. These posts are not an in-depth analysis and of course, often more information can be found online and in newspaper archives.
The goal of these posts is to get the cases back in the spotlights, to get people talking again, and if anything, to make sure that we do not forget the victims. Just because their cases are unsolved does not mean that we can forget about them.
If you have any thoughts about this case, I encourage you to post them on your own social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. Every time that we mention Susan Jessica Morey’s name online, we enhance her digital footprint.
We must make sure that she keeps her web presence if we ever wish to find answers in her case. You can help by linking to or sharing this post.
Thank you for remembering Susan Jessica Morey with us.