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Human remains discovered by person mowing lawn in Pekin

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PEKIN, Ill. (HOI) -- -

The Tazewell County Sheriff's Department reports a person out mowing their lawn Monday in Pekin has discovered human remains.

The Sheriff's Department says a call came in at approximately 2:15 pm to a location on Route 29 in Pekin. Authorities responded and cordoned off the area as they investigated. An autopsy on the remains has already been scheduled for Tuesday morning.

Early reports from the Tazewell County Sheriff indicate that only bones were found at the property. As of about 7:00 pm several responding agencies were on scene including the American Red Cross, Illinois State Police, Pekin Police, and the Tazewell County Sheriff's Department. 

Authorities are releasing more information this evening and we will update you as soon as those details come in.

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