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State authorities have contacted the Illinois State Dental Society for help identifying a missing person. Read on to learn more about Cynthia Day and how you can help.

Cynthia Louise Day went missing from National City (St. Clair County), IL, Aug. 10, 1990. She was 35-year-old mother of two teenage daughters.

Sixteen days later in St. Louis County, MO, the nude body of a white female meeting Ms. Day’s description was found at the bottom of a cliff. Unfortunately, East St. Louis officials failed to properly record an original missing person report and no identification was made.

In 2009, after looking through the NamUs system, the resemblance to Cynthia Day was noted and reported to the proper authorities. But a positive identification has still not been made because an insufficient amount of DNA is available. Dental records and x-rays were recorded at the time the body was found.

The family has attempted to locate Ms. Day’s dental and medical records locally, but without success so far. They’ve set up a Facebook page in Cynthia Louise Day’s name as well as a website,, to extend their search.

Readers with information can contact Ms. Day’s daughter, Melody, through Facebook or by phone at 314.640.7359.