The DuPage Sheriff's Cold Case Unit has selected some unsolved murder cases for review because investigators believe they can be solved with the help of forensic science and the community.
This week we profile Sandra Allard's case: A 43-year-old nurse from York Township who was stabbed to death and then set on fire in her home in 1993.
Allard was the mother of two adult children and worked at Elmhurst Hospital and ran a drug counseling business. Firefighters discovered her body when they responded to the fire call for her home.
According to a Chicago Tribune article written in 1993:
"Her body apparently was soaked with a flammable liquid and set ablaze after she was killed on Sunday morning.
Her body was discovered by York Center Fire Protection District firefighters responding to a call of smoke coming out of the home. Her fully clothed body was found next to the bed in the second-floor master bedroom.
Sheriff Richard Doria said the home showed no signs of forced entry. He said the home was not ransacked and nothing appeared stolen."