Some Answers In the Discovery of Human Remains

By: Nichole Vrsansky
By: Nichole Vrsansky

Preliminary results are in on the analysis of human remains found Thursday near the Belvidere Oasis off Interstate 90.

Boone County Sheriff's Police say the skeleton is that of a white, male, age 50 or older.

The cause of death is still unknown. The case is being treated as a death and missing person investigation, not a criminal one.

A Verizon utility worker made the gruesome discovery. The remains were found in a field, just north of I-90, right before the Belvidere Oasis.

Police also discovered a plaid shirt and pair of shorts nearby. They estimate the body had been there for one and a half to two years.

The remains have been sent to a forensic anthropologist for further analysis. Sheriff's police are not expecting conclusive results for another 60-90 days.

Meanwhile, they've entered the clothing description and time frame into a nationwide database of missing persons in hopes of finding a match.

Boone County Sheriff's Police say no one in our area, that would've been reported missing about two years ago, fits this description.

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