The decomposed body of a female was found by a utility worker this morning behind a building in the
Later in the day, people fishing in the Cal Sag Channel found what may be a human skull, officials said.
The body was found by a utility worker about 10:05 a.m. in the 9100 block of South Harper Avenue, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien.
The body is believed to be a female but officials could not determine the name, age or home address of the woman, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The body was found under tires at the rear of a building where the work was being done, officials said.
An autopsy was expected to be done Wednesday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
At about 1 p.m., a crew on the Cal Sag Channel fishing for Asian carp discovered a skull on the southwest bank near the 13200 block of South Indiana Avenue, police said. Chicago Police Marine Unit officers responded.
Investigators also found other skeletal remains in the area, police said. Officials were trying to determine if the remains were human.
Also this afternoon, Cook County Sheriff's officers were called to the Oak Ridge
Bilecki said an evidence technician with the office suspected that the item may have been an animal organ. Medical examiner's officials will test the organ on Wednesday to determine if the object is human, according to a spokesman.