Autopsy on Body Found Near Graue Mill Inconclusive

The body could only be identified as male and was badly decomposed; DuPage officials are continuing to investigate.

A Friday autopsy has failed to identify the male body found floating in Salt Creek by Graue Mill at the Oak Brook/Hinsdale border at around 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, or pin down a cause of death, the Daily Herald reports.

"[The body] was in bad shape due to advanced decomposition," Lt. Howard Oller of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District Police Department told the Suburban Life. "The decomposition was so advanced they couldn't even get fingerprints."

According to the Chicago Tribune, the body was found by a passerby who was aiding family in the flood near the footbridge on the east side of York Road and north of Spring Road. The body was "badly decomposed," the Daily Herald reports.

Multiple sources, including the Associated Press, ascertain that a wallet was found with the body, but that investigators could not use it to make a positive identification.

"Due to the apparent advanced stage of decomposition, it was difficult to ascertain whether the ID in the wallet matched the person," Oller told the Herald. "The body was not in good shape."

The investigation remains ongoing and in its "early stages."


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