Human remains found in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, IL. (WJPF) – An investigation is now underway in Jackson County after human remains were found just north of Carbondale.

According to a new release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, a group of hunters found what they thought were human bones in a patch of woods near North Marion Street around noon Monday.

Jackson County Detectives, Crime Scene Investigators, and members of SIU’s Anthropology Department later confirmed that the remains were human.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at (618) 684-2177.