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Remains Identified, Name Not Yet Released

Updated: Wednesday, July 30 2014, 03:58 PM CDT
Illinois State Police announced today that they have positively
identified the female skeletal remains found in a residential
neighborhood in Rochester on July 19.

An autopsy was conducted by
the Sangamon County Coroner, who confirmed that the remains matched the
description of a 43-year-old white female from Decatur.

This discovery was made due to forensic evidence.

The woman's name is not being released at this time, though next of kin have been notified.

On
Sunday, July 19, the Rochester Police Department responded to a call of
possible human remains found in a shed behind a house on the 300 block
of Park Street.

The motive and manner of death have not been
determined, and the investigation remains ongoing by the Illinois State
Police, Sangamon County Coroner's Office and Rochester Police
Department.Remains Identified, Name Not Yet Released


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