Body Found in Joliet Confirmed to Be Missing Orland Park Shop Owner

Coroner’s Office Say Body Is That of Ibrahim Nofal

By Adriana Correa
|  Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010  |  Updated 10:23 AM CDT
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Body Found in Joliet Confirmed to Be Missing Orland Park Shop Owner

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State and local police are investigating the discovery of human remains of a Newtown woman who went missing in 1984.

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The Will County Coroner’s office positively identified the body found in a Joliet park on Saturday as that of 28 year old Ibrahim Nofal of Lockport.

Dental records and fingerprint comparisons helped confirm Nofal’s identity, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The autopsy performed on Sunday could not determine how the man died. 

“All we know is there is no signs of physical injury to him,” Mohammed Nofal the family’s attorney and second cousin to Ibrahim told the Tribune.

At the present time, Orland Park police are still investigating and are following leads. 

They continue to look for two individuals seen on a surveillance tape boarding a light colored Jeep Grand Cherokee parked in front of Lightning Auto the day Nofal went missing.

“There is no indication of robbery or any type of kidnapping or ransom,”  said Orland Park Police Commander John Keating.

Nofal’s family does not know of anyone that might want to cause harm to the 28-year old, father of two, who moved to this country close to 15 years ago from the West Bank for a better life. 

They are offering a $50,000 thousand dollar reward for any information leading up to the arrest of  Nofal’s killer.

 


 

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