Human Remains Found in West Chicago Were Excavated From Aurora Cemetery

The remains were discovered on Sunday, Sept. 23, according to police.

At about 4:47 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, officers from the West Chicago Police Department were notified by two individuals who were scavenging in the area of the 100 block of W. Washington Street in West Chicago that they found what appeared to be human remains.

The individuals took officers back to the location where additional bones were found. The DuPage County Coroners Office confirmed that the skull and bones were human in nature and classified them as “historical."

During the course of the investigation it was learned that the bones were accidentally excavated from an Aurora-area cemetery and inadvertently deposited in West Chicago. 

The DuPage County Coroners Office in cooperation with the West Chicago Police Department are working with cemetery authorities to ensure the proper re-burial of the remains.

No further information is available at this time.


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