Northbrook police: Nothing found in backyard dig in 1982 cold missing person case

  • Investigators from the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force work in the backyard of a home Tuesday on the 1400 block of Orchard Lane in Northbrook in connection with a missing person case from 1982.

      Investigators from the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force work in the backyard of a home Tuesday on the 1400 block of Orchard Lane in Northbrook in connection with a missing person case from 1982. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Investigators work in the backyard of a home on the 1400 block of Orchard Lane in Northbrook Tuesday in connection with a missing persons case from 1982.

      Investigators work in the backyard of a home on the 1400 block of Orchard Lane in Northbrook Tuesday in connection with a missing persons case from 1982. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Crime scene tape surrounds a home on the 1400 block of Orchard Lane in Northbrook, where investigators from the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force are working in the backyard Tuesday in connection with a missing person case from 1982.

      Crime scene tape surrounds a home on the 1400 block of Orchard Lane in Northbrook, where investigators from the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force are working in the backyard Tuesday in connection with a missing person case from 1982. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Neighbors and members of the news media watch as investigators from the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force work in the backyard of a home on the 1400 block of Orchard Lane in Northbrook Tuesday in connection with a missing persons case from 1982.

      Neighbors and members of the news media watch as investigators from the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force work in the backyard of a home on the 1400 block of Orchard Lane in Northbrook Tuesday in connection with a missing persons case from 1982. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Investigators from the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force are working in the backyard of a home on the 1400 block of Orchard Lane in Northbrook Tuesday in connection with a missing persons case from 1982.

      Investigators from the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force are working in the backyard of a home on the 1400 block of Orchard Lane in Northbrook Tuesday in connection with a missing persons case from 1982. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Crime scene tape surrounds a home on the 1400 block of Orchard Lane in Northbrook, where investigators from the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force are working in the backyard Tuesday in connection with a missing person case from 1982.

      Crime scene tape surrounds a home on the 1400 block of Orchard Lane in Northbrook, where investigators from the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force are working in the backyard Tuesday in connection with a missing person case from 1982. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Linda Seymour, who has been missing from Northbrook since Dec. 21, 1982.

    Linda Seymour, who has been missing from Northbrook since Dec. 21, 1982. Courtesy of The Doe Network

 
 
Updated 5/29/2021 5:37 PM

Northbrook police said Saturday they and the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force have concluded their search at a Northbrook home as part of a cold missing persons case from 1982 and found no remains.

Recently assigned investigators to the open case were responding to a lead at the 1400 block of Orchard Lane in Northbrook. The location coincides with a case involving the disappearance of Linda H. Seymour, 35, last seen in Northbrook around 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21, 1982.

 

Police said Saturday a forensic team had dug in the yard to a depth of 9 feet and found no body. They said they've notified Seymour's family, and they have no further leads right now.

Seymour is described on The Doe Network as a white woman between 5 feet, 2 inches and 5 feet, 4 inches tall, about 110-120 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

A shed in the backyard of the Orchard Lane property had been moved and replaced by a tent for officials to conduct the investigation. Seymour's son currently lives in the home, according to property records.

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