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posted: 10/1/2012 8:26 PM

'Historical' bones found in West Chicago

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Human remains found in West Chicago have been classified as "historical" and were excavated from an Aurora-area cemetery and deposited in West Chicago, according to police.

Two adults who were wandering in the area of the 100 block of West Washington Street on Sept. 23 found what appeared to be human remains, and they contacted the West Chicago Police Department.

The DuPage County coroner's office confirmed that the skull and bones that were found were human and classified them as "historical," police announced Monday. The classification means the remains were at least 100 years old, according to police.

Police learned that the bones were accidentally excavated from the cemetery and inadvertently deposited in West Chicago.

The coroner's office is working with police and cemetery authorities to ensure the proper reburial of the remains.

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