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Remains found at Illinois-Indiana border

Police in the village of south suburban Burnham say they’ve found the remains of two people in a wooded area.

The remains were found east of Powderhorn Lake at the Illinois-Indiana border.

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Police in the village of south suburban Burnham say they’ve found the remains of two people in a wooded area.

The remains were found east of Powderhorn Lake at the Illinois-Indiana border.

Police say the skeletal remains appear to be those of two men, and may have been there for a-year-and-a-half.

The area where the remains were found is in an abandoned manufacturing corridor.

The FBI tells WGN News its agents made the discovery using cadaver dogs, and that the ground had to be thawed-out to remove the bodies from under 3 feet of dirt.

Burnham police say the investigation is still unfolding, and added his village does not have any open missing persons cases.

The South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force is also helping in the investigation, and autopsies are underway at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The FBI is coordinating an investigation into possible human remains found near the Illinois-Indiana border.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office is trying to determine whether two sets of remains found in Thornton Township are human.

An FBI spokesperson said agents are currently involved in an ongoing criminal investigation near powder horn lake in south suburban Burnham, close to where the remains were found.

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