Human Remains Found Thursday In Hartford

HARTFORD – Human remains were found around 3:45 P.M Thursday on the property of the old Chemetco Plant in Hartford.

Workers were doing aerial mapping of the property Thursday afternoon and reported the remains to authorities. In addition to the skeletal remains, investigators found clothing and other property around the area.

The coroner’s office has not yet identified the remains. However, according to the coroner’s office, authorities are investigating a lead into the disappearance of a Wood River man from last year. Vernon Law was last seen at 2:40 p.m. on July 21, 2022, by a coworker, departing Economy Boat Store, 200 S. Amoco Road, Wood River. Law worked as a deckhand on the riverboat “Kevin Michael.”

The coroner’s office will work with a forensic anthropologist and an odonatologist to identify the remains. The Wood River Police Department, Hartford Police Department and Illinois State Police are also assisting with the investigation.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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