Skeletal Remains Found In Blue Island Underground Vault, Sheriff’s Office Says

Sun-Times Media Wire
November 08, 2019 - 10:39 am

BLUE ISLAND (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Authorities don’t suspect foul play after a contractor stumbled upon skeletal remains in an underground vault Thursday in south suburban unincorporated Blue Island.

The contractor opened an underground electrical vault at an industrial site at about 9:25 a.m. in the 3100 block of West 131st Street and found the remains, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

The skeletal remains belonged to an adult wearing blue jeans and gym shoes, the sheriff’s office said.

The remains were taken to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, which scheduled an autopsy for Friday.

The sheriff’s office said the death remains under investigation, but that there were no signs of foul play.

A spokesman for the sheriff’s office could not comment Friday on how long the remains might have been at the site, whether it appeared the man was locked inside or who owned the vault.

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