Workers from Jackson Township in Will County discovered a human skull, authorities confirmed.
According to the Will County Sheriff’s Office, the skull was discovered Thursday in a creek in the area of Rowell and Manhattan Roads. They believe the skull may have been there for some time and had been submerged being exposed because the creek level dropped.
Sheriff’s crews remain on the scene with cadaver dogs to see if there are other remains. So far nothing has been found.
The age and gender will have to be determined by a forensic anthropologist. The teeth are missing, so dental records cannot be used.
The sheriff’s spokesperson tells WGN that people tend to dump garbage in the area, speculating that this could also be a skull used by a medical school. Regardless, authorities are treating the discovery seriously.
This is a developing story. Check back for details.