An autopsy indicates that the skeletal remains discovered in a garage in Rochester last weekend are those of an adult white female.
But it did not indicate her identity, or how or when she died. Coroner Cinda Edwards says an anthropologist was brought in to help determine the race and gender of the remains.
Now DNA samples and X-rays will be used to match the remains against any missing persons cold cases in the area. Edwards says she believes the death is a homicide.
Illinois State Police are handling the criminal investigation.