Autopsy scheduled on human remains found in Chicago-area

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 2:56 PM

CHANNAHON, Ill. (AP) -- An autopsy is scheduled on badly decomposed human remains found in suburban Chicago on the banks of the Des Plaines River.

Illinois State Police Sgt. Tom Burek says the Will County coroner will perform the autopsy this morning.

The discovery yesterday prompted speculation the remains were related to a couple of long-running, high-profile missing persons cases in Will County.

Burek declined to say if the body was male or female. He says he won't speculate about whether the remains belong to Stacy Peterson or Lisa Stebic, two missing Will County women whose cases have garnered national attention.

Peterson's husband, Drew Peterson, is scheduled to appear in court today on charges he killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Stebic was last seen in Plainfield in April 2007.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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