Human remains found in vacant eastern Illinois house

Human remains found in vacant eastern Illinois house
Human remains found in vacant eastern Illinois house (Source: WALB)

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Illinois are investigating the discovery of human remains in an abandoned, burned house.

Danville police Sgt. Eric Olson announced Friday morning that shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday, police were dispatched on a call of possible human skeletal remains found in the house.

The Vermilion County Coroner's Office confirmed the remains were human.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports the scene was turned over to Illinois State Police forensics experts to continue the investigation.

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Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com