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ISP Confirm Female Skeletal Remains Found In Rochester

Illinois State Police (ISP) Zone 4 Investigators have announced they have positively identified female skeletal remains that were found on July 19, in a residential area of Rochester.

On July 19, 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.  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.

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 Department.     

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