The partial remains that were found include the rib cage, spinal column and parts of the right and left legs. An initial examination was not able to determine the sex or race of the remains, much less who it was. The Illinois State Police Forensic Crime Lab is expediting a DNA analysis and hopefully will have more information in the next couple of weeks.
The partial skeletal remains of someone have been found on the south bank of the Des Plaines River near Channahon, Illinois according to officials there. An autopsy was being conducted earlier today in order to try and identify the remains. The Illinois State Police are on the scene of the discovery conducting more searches to see if they can turn anything up.
Two unsolved missing persons/possible murders in the area have prompted discussion of the find. One of course is Stacy Peterson who disappeared in October of 2007. Her husband Drew Peterson has been in the mainstream media for quite some time now and has recently pleaded not guilty in murder charges stemming from her disappearance.
One other missing person from the area is Lisa Stebic from Plainfield, Ill, which is about 15 miles from Channahon. Lisa disappeared in April of 2007 and her husband Craig Stebic has been named as a suspect in the disappearance. Let’s hope that for the families of one of these women we might have finally gotten a little closer to finding out what happened.