Skull Found in Peoria County Matches Torso Found Downstream

Jul 14, 2017

The adult male skull Peoria County officials discovered in Kingston Mines a month ago is a match with the torso found in Schuyler County last year.

The torso was removed from the Illinois River November 13th. The skull washed ashore off the River in Kingston Mines and was found June 12th.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says his office is now working with the Illinois State Police to determine the identity of the man. He says it’s obvious the man suffered some sort of head trauma, but it’s still unclear whether it was inflicted out of malice or was the result of accidental circumstances.

Harwood says his office will update information on the subject as it becomes known. He asks anyone with information pertaining to the investigation to contact the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.