A skull found at a riverside campground in Kingston Mines is linked to a limbless torso found in the Illinois River Schuyler County last fall.
Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said DNA testing at the Illinois State Police Crime Lab in Morton linked the two body parts. The torso was found downstream in the Illinois River on November 13, 2016 near the Schuyler County town of Browning. The two river towns are a little more than 50 miles apart.
The skull was found June 12 at the River's Edge Campground in Kingston Mines.
The coroner said there isn't yet an identification or cause of death for the adult man whose body parts were discovered. The coroner said the man suffered obvious head trauma, but it is unclear if the trauma was accidental or inflected in nature.
The Schuyler County Coroner told WGEM-TV last fall it appeared someone removed the torso's limbs, and he didn't believe it was accidental.
The Peoria County Coroner said the investigation continues. The Peoria County Sheriff's Office said it will continue to work with Illinois State Police to identify the man.
Anyone with information should call the Peoria County Sheriff's Office at (309) 697-7822 or Crime Stoppers at (309) 673-9000.