Illinois State Police confirm female
skeletal remains found in Rochester community
ISP agents applaud Sangamon County Coroner’s
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[July 31, 2014]
Illinois State Police (ISP) Zone 4 Investigators today announced
they have positively identified female skeletal remains that were
found on July 19, in a residential area Rochester, Illinois.
The Rochester Police Department responded to a call of possible
human remains located at 309 Park Street and immediately requested
the assistance of the ISP to process the crime scene and to
investigate the discovery of the human remains.
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, Illinois. Positive identification was
made using forensic evidence. Next of kin has been notified but the
victim’s name is not being released at this time by law enforcement
pending the investigation.
“We worked tirelessly around the clock with our law enforcement
partners to help with this identification,” said Captain Timothy
Wooldridge. “The Sangamon County Coroner’s Office also worked
diligently on this case in an effort to bring closure to the
victim’s family,” he stressed.
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The motive and manner of death have not been determined and
the investigation remains on-going by the Illinois State Police
Zone 4, Sangamon County Coroner’s Office and Rochester Police
[Text received; ILLINOIS STATE