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Skeletal Remains Found In Pana

On Saturday, March 20th, Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 4 agents, found human skeletal remains in a field near the 2500 block of East 6th Street Road in Pana. The human remains were located during a search by the Chrismont EMA, Pana Police Department, Pana Fire Department, Christian County Sheriff's Office, Coroner's Office, the ISP Crime Scene Services, the DCI, and numerous other agencies.


The skeletal remains were found in an area to the north and east of the last known location of Daniel Crosby. Crosby is a missing person from Carterville, who police have been searching for. The search was conducted beyond areas that had been previously looked at. NO identification has been made at this time. Identification will require additional forensic review. Preliminary observation of the remains showed no obvious signs of trauma. 


Crosby last had contact with his family in February of 2020 and the family reported him missing to the Carterville Police Department on March 18th. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to call the ISP at 217-782-4750.

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