Local skeleton mystery along river

By WEEK Producer

Local skeleton mystery along river

April 8, 2013 Updated Apr 8, 2013 at 10:42 PM CDT

MCLEAN COUNTY -- McLean County are trying to find out why the partial skeletons of several people have been found alongside the Mackinaw River in rural Gridley Township.

A man kayaking on the river found the remains, which turned out to be about 150 bone fragments.

Members of the McLean County Sheriff’s Department and Coroner’s Office spent several hours collecting fragments along the embankment.

According to McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling, the remains are very old, and show no signs of trauma.

An expert from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency is due in McLean County Tuesday in an effort to determine the age and origin of the remains.

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