Closing a “John Doe” homicide in Kenosha County. At a Wednesday press conference, Sheriff David said the case began when a survey crew found a man’s body in a shallow grave near I-94 in 1988
“Ultimately it went cold on us, until recent infomration and technology helped us to determine that this person was a Robert Lyle Schwartz.”
The new information allowed Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patty Hall to locate relatives
“They never filed a missing persons report on him. They figured with his lifestyle – he was a criminal – they figured that his lifestyle had caught up with him.” Those relative described Schwartz as a con artist with no ties to Kensoha County or Chicago, and had never filed a missing persons report.
Schwartz had served time in prison in California for fraud. Beth says a suspect in his murder was identified, but has since died.