CHICAGO (WLS) —
Police in northwest suburban Elgin are working with the Chicago Police Division to find out whether or not physique elements present in a North Aspect lagoon are related to the seek for a lacking lady.
Fishermen found the stays of an unidentified, white feminine in a duffel bag in a lagoon within the 2200-block of North Stockton Drive within the metropolis’s Lincoln Park neighborhood Saturday morning.
Members of the CPD Marine Unit responded to the scene and located a second duffel bag with further stays. Investigators consider the physique elements from each luggage, which embrace a torso and elements of two legs, got here from the identical individual. There’s a scar on the again of the torso from earlier again surgical procedure.
The Prepare dinner County Medical Examiner’s Workplace carried out an post-mortem Sunday. Trigger and method of demise are pending additional research.
Elgin police stated in a Fb publish Monday morning that the disappearance of seventy six-yr-previous Gail Peck is being dealt with as a felony investigation, and that further testing will probably be completed to verify whether or not the stays present in Chicago are related to her case.
The medical expert’s workplace stated DNA samples have been despatched to a lab and physique elements stay unidentified.
Peck was final seen Friday within the seven hundred-block of Littleton Path. She left residence to stroll her canine, which later returned with out her, police stated. Peck was described as a 5-foot white lady with black hair and hazel eyes.
Elgin police stated they’re in touch with Peck’s son, who first reported her lacking. Nobody has been charged in reference to this case.
The Solar-Occasions Media Wire contributed to this report.
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