CHANNAHON, Ill. — Results are inconclusive from an autopsy performed on human remains found along the Des Plaines River, a coroner said Thursday.
The body was discovered in Will County, home to two missing women whose disappearances have drawn national media attention.
Coroner Patrick O’Neil said in a news release that his office was unable to determine the identity, race or sex of the skeletal remains. O’Neil says an expedited DNA analysis will likely take about two weeks.
Members of a cleanup crew found the remains Wednesday afternoon. The discovery prompted speculation they were related to the local long-running, high-profile missing persons cases of Stacy Peterson or Lisa Stebic.
The coroner says shreds of blue jeans and a small amount of U.S. currency were found along with the remains.
Peterson's husband, Drew Peterson, has pleaded not guilty to murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio. He says Stacy Peterson left him for another man in October 2007.
Authorities deemed Stebic's husband a "person of interest" in her 2007 disappearance. He denies wrongdoing.
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