News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 9, 2013

Illinois State Police need help identifying remains

Staff Report
The Tribune-Star

EFFINGHAM, Ill. — Illinois police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man’s remains found March 2012.

The Illinois State Police Zone 7 Investigations in Effingham, Jasper County Sheriff’s Department and the Jasper County Coroner’s Office jointly are making the request. A man’s partial remains were found in rural Newton in Jasper County, Ill., on March 10, 2012.

It is believed the man could be Caucasian, Asian, Native American or Hispanic/Latino. It also is estimated that he was 35 to 50 years of age, and about 5 feet, 3 inches to 5 feet, 8 inches tall.

The Federal Bureau of Identification completed a facial approximation of how the individual may have looked.

Anyone with information regarding the possible identity of this man is asked to contact Sgt. Albert Gallatin at 217-342-2292, ext 207.