Human Bones Found in Forest Preserve

Sunday, Nov 22, 2009  |  Updated 4:15 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Weird News Photos: Holiday Edition

Getty Images

Authorities are trying to identify the human remains found over the weekend in Niles.

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Cook County Forest Preserve workers in north suburban Niles found human remains in a wooded area Saturday afternoon.

Workers at Bunker Hill Woods, near West Harts Road and West Touhy Avenue, found a sleeping bag containing badly decomposed skeletal remains early Saturday afternoon, Cook County Forest Preserve District spokesman Steve Mayberry said.

Because of decomposition, the age and gender of the remains were impossible to determine upon discovery, Mayberry said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office had not identified the body or determined an age or gender as of Sunday afternoon. A Sunday autopsy is pending, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Niles police are investigating.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out