Cops: Remains of 2 men found near Illinois-Indiana border

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s