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Human Remains Found In Rochester

Updated: Monday, August 18 2014, 03:48 PM CDT
UPDATED: The human remains found in Rochester on July
19 have been positively identified as 43-year-old Tracy Trimby of
Decatur. The investigation is still ongoing.

ROCHESTER --
A human head, limbs, and long hair...That's what investigators in Rochester say they found over the weekend.

Now, they're trying to figure out how they got there.

Residents here in Rochester were shocked.

Some people living close to the scene didn't even know about the discovery until we mentioned it, but everyone was surprised.

Residents in Rochester don't know what to think about the news that human remains were found so close to where they live.

"My house backs up to that street, so I really don't know," said Chaize Mattison, Rochester Resident.

Rochester Police responded to the scene in the 300 block of Park Street over the weekend.

"A Rochester resident contacted the Rochester Police Department with the report of having found possible human remains on the resident's property," said Bill Marass, Chief of Police for Rochester,

Police wouldn't give any details about the "remains," but the Sanagamon County Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene and officers say they could make out a head and some limbs and see long hair.

They tell us the remains were wrapped up in some kind of cloth.

The news is disturbing for residents who live nearby.

"It's crazy, I have kids that live out here, I really don't know what to think," said Mattison.

Rochester police have handed off the investigation to Illinois State Police and will not give out anymore information.

"Illinois State Police have people that this is what they do all the time. And it's my responsibility to the citizens of Rochester to do the best we can by them," said Chief Marass.

The Rochester Police are not handling the investigation, but they did share some information that could be important moving forward.

"We don't have anybody missing in Rochester, per se, no," said Chief Marass.

The Sangamon County Coroner will be conducting an autopsy on the remains tomorrow.

Authorities are hoping that gives them more information to work with. Human Remains Found In Rochester

Human Remains Found In Rochester


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