Detective reflects on '85 murder near Glen Ellyn

  • Sandy Wesselman speaks at a news conference at the DuPage County sheriff's office in Wheaton about new strategies in the investigation of her daughter Kristy's murder 26 years ago near Glen Ellyn. On the right is Sgt. Robert Harris.

      Sandy Wesselman speaks at a news conference at the DuPage County sheriff's office in Wheaton about new strategies in the investigation of her daughter Kristy's murder 26 years ago near Glen Ellyn. On the right is Sgt. Robert Harris. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • The 1985 murder of Kristy Wesselman remains unsolved.

    The 1985 murder of Kristy Wesselman remains unsolved.

  • Sandy Wesselman finishes speaking at a news conference at the DuPage County sheriff's office with Sgt. Robert Harris. Her daughter Kristy was murdered on July 21, 1985, near Glen Ellyn. The case remains unsolved.

      Sandy Wesselman finishes speaking at a news conference at the DuPage County sheriff's office with Sgt. Robert Harris. Her daughter Kristy was murdered on July 21, 1985, near Glen Ellyn. The case remains unsolved. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • A photo of a ring was unveiled during a news conference at the DuPage County sheriff's office in Wheaton on Thursday. Police said Kristy Wesselman's killer took a ring similar to this one from her left hand in 1985. Kristy's 4-size ring had a different mounting and a smaller, chipped pearl.

      A photo of a ring was unveiled during a news conference at the DuPage County sheriff's office in Wheaton on Thursday. Police said Kristy Wesselman's killer took a ring similar to this one from her left hand in 1985. Kristy's 4-size ring had a different mounting and a smaller, chipped pearl. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Sgt. Robert Harris reveals a photo of a ring during news conference at the DuPage County sheriff's office in Wheaton on Thursday. Kristy Wesselman was wearing a similar ring when she was murdered on July 21, 1985, near Glen Ellyn.

      Sgt. Robert Harris reveals a photo of a ring during news conference at the DuPage County sheriff's office in Wheaton on Thursday. Kristy Wesselman was wearing a similar ring when she was murdered on July 21, 1985, near Glen Ellyn. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Sandy Wesselman talks to the Daily Herald in 2000 about the unsolved murder of her 15-year-old daughter Kristy.

      Sandy Wesselman talks to the Daily Herald in 2000 about the unsolved murder of her 15-year-old daughter Kristy. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Kristy Wesselman was murdered on July 21, 1985, near Glen Ellyn.

    Kristy Wesselman was murdered on July 21, 1985, near Glen Ellyn.

  • Fifteen-year-old Kristy Wesselman was murdered on July 21, 1985, near Glen Ellyn.

    Fifteen-year-old Kristy Wesselman was murdered on July 21, 1985, near Glen Ellyn.

  • Kevin Buchholz

    Kevin Buchholz

 
Updated 7/22/2011 5:53 AM

Kevin Buchholz was a young DuPage County sheriff's detective when he found the body of 15-year-old Kristy Wesselman in a field near Glen Ellyn 26 years ago, and he still awaits answers. "Whoever it is knows what he did," Buchholz said.

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