No suspects yet in 23-year-old's death

BREESE, Ill. (KSDK) - The Breese police chief says there are new details in the case of a 23-year-old whose body was found along the side of the road early Sunday morning. She appeared to have been struck by a vehicle.

He tells us the department has been receiving leads about Lana Albert's death, but none have led to a suspect.

Also, they have surveillance video from several local businesses that they are working to piece together to help this family find answers.

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Carabeth Albert is calling on the community for help and answers. She remembered when shegot the call about her sister's death.

"I started kicking and screaming and crying, I just wanted to be able to tell her bye," she said.

Police say Lana Albert was last seen at Big Stix Sports Bar and Grill.

They say a driver reported a woman walking down the highway.

The Breese Police Chief says three minutes later, his officer arrived at the scene and found Albert's body.

They have questioned the driver who called initially called 911, and the police chief says they are not a suspect.

"None of it makes sense to me, I still can't make sense out of it," she said.

Carabeth says she was making plans with her kind and caring sister for next weekend.

"Two days ago I was thinking, okay I will text her later, I never got to send that text," Albert said.

Not knowing what to do now, Carabeth is asking for the community's help.

She's placing donation buckets around Centralia and Odin where they grew up, asking for donations to help with funeral costs.

"I just didn't want to put any more stress on my parents or grandparents or anybody else," she said.

More than anything, Carabeth and the rest of her family want answers.

"How could you just leave a young girl like that, just leave her? What if it was your kid? What if it was your sister?" she asked.

The family and police urge anyone with information to call Breese, Illinois Police Department at:


Lana Albert's visitation is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and the funeral is on Friday at 11 a.m. Both are at City Hope Church in Centralia.

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