News

Human Remains Found in Rochester

Human Remains Found in Rochester

Photo: clipart.com

An investigation has begun into human remains found over the weekend.

Sangamon County Deputy Coroner Jim Allmon said via news release that a Rochester resident contacted Rochester Police Saturday to report the discovery. An autopsy is planned for Tuesday.

The coroner’s office wouldn’t say where specifically the remains were found, when specifically they were found or who specifically found them. It cites the suspicious nature of the investigation, but sources say the body was found in the 300 block of Park St.

Authorities are expected to release more information after Tuesday’s autopsy.

Rochester Police couldn’t answer any questions as the investigation’s been turned over to the Illinois State Police, but Rochester provided this written statement:

“A resident of Rochester contacted the Rochester Police Department with a report of having found possible human remains on the resident’s property. The Rochester Police Department responded to the call and has requested the Illinois State Police be the primary investigating agency in this matter.”

Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in Local

CWLP Dominates City Budget Hearing

Fresh
2-10-16 Springfield City Council

A public hearing on Springfield's Fiscal Year 2017 budget was mostly dominated by one issue: City Water Light and Power.

3 hours ago in Local

Link Jokes: I Outlasted Obama Here

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

Legislative classmate feels like a proud big brother today

12 hours ago in Local

On Eve of Obama Visit, Rauner Pushes Agenda

rauner

Won't give up on "structural change"

16 hours ago in Local

Davis, LaHood Talk Presidential Visit

Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops

The two Republican Congressmen whose districts include Springfield are ready to welcome President Obama to the Capitol.

19 hours ago in Local

U of I Menorah Vandalized Again

university illinois

A 9-foot-tall menorah at a University of Illinois Jewish student center has been damaged for a third time in less than a year.