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Still Months Away on Identifying Remains Found in October

It could still be months before the remains found in October are identified.  White County Coroner Chris Marsh says that Carmi Police Chief Jason Carter recently received an update from the State Police Crime Lab with a tentative date in June.  However, because the case isn’t tagged as an open criminal case that could go to trial, anything that may come in for DNA with charges against someone and possible court hearings than hinge on DNA analysis, the findings will get bumped and that one would move up on the docket.

It was a Wednesday night, October 4th of last year when a body was recovered inside a shed near an apartment complex on Stewart Street in Carmi.  At that time, Marsh said the body had been there some time and ID’ing the body was impossible due to the state it was in.  At that point, the remains were sent to Champaign for forensics.

  1. Michael Botsch
    Michael Botsch
    January 31, 2024 at 12:31 pm

    6-9-12 months to be able to identfy the remains means that some family has to continue their suffering as they look for closure. That should be unacceptable and someone should contest that update. These are basic services from the state.

  2. Patty
    January 31, 2024 at 7:02 pm

    I have been wondering about this. So this person can be properly buried. Praying that it will be solved soon.

  3. Nancy Beam
    Nancy Beam
    February 1, 2024 at 7:46 pm

    Actually what it means is proper bloodwork needs to be done beneath the white county courthouse & this isn’t a Magic Mike audition.
    Btw, we have LUEKIMA, shouldn’t be too hard for satellites to track.


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