CAHOKIA, Il. (KMOX) – The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office is still trying to identify human remains found near Cahokia over the weekend.

Sheriff Richard Watson says they still haven’t made a positive ID after three days, but he says an autopsy will be conducted next week. The only thing he can say so far is the remains are male – the body is so badly decomposed that age and race can’t be determined.

There was a missing person report filed in January 2016, but it’s too early to say whether the remains belong to that person.

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