Authorities are requesting the public’s help in identifying a body found last year in a south suburban home that was the site of an illegal mortuary business.
The human remains were found along with three other bodies in the garage of the Riverdale home located in the 13900 block of South Dearborn on Sept. 9, Illinois State Police said at the time. Human ashes and a bag of organs were also recovered.
Three of the bodies have been identified, but authorities cannot identify the fourth. The call to the public follows an NBC5 Investigates report Friday about lingering questions in the gruesome crime.
Mario Godfrey and his girlfriend got the news last fall: Police had recovered the cremated remains of his mother from the garage.
Mario had hired his cousin Anton when his mother Bridgette died two years ago because he thought he was a funeral director.
“It really makes me sick to my stomach," Mario Godfrey said at the time.
Anton Godfrey, the owner of Living Waters Funeral Services, was not a licensed funeral director. NBC5 Investigates discovered he handed dozens of cremations and funerals despite the fact that the state tried to shut him down several times. Godfrey died last year.
“I can’t even begin to wrap my arms around the different things my mom’s body has been exposed to over a two-year period of time in the garage," Mario Godfrey told NBC5 Investigates.
Anyone who may have information about the unidentified body is asked to call the ISP Zone 1 Investigations Unit at (847) 294-4600.