Investigators still unable to identify human remains found in Tazewell County

DNA results needed to make a positive identification

Investigators are still unable to identify the human remains found in Tazewell County in July.

Tazewell County Coroner, Dr. Jeff Baldi, initially expected DNA results to be back in about a week, but that has since been delayed.

The human remains are believed to be consistent with that of a 13-year-old male. Dental records of Robert Bee Jr., a Pekin teenager who ran away in November, were used during the autopsy.

However, investigators can't make a positive identification until DNA testing is complete. Dr. Baldi says he is keeping in close contact with Bee's mother and the Illinois State Police Crime Lab during what he calls a delicate process.


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