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Bags of human remains found in Chicago park

Bags of human remains found in Chicago park
Posted at 1:37 PM, Oct 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-29 10:06:22-04

CHICAGO (WLS/CNN) - A duffel bag containing what appeared to be human remains was found in a Chicago park.

Fisherman in Lincoln Park came across the bag Saturday morning and police began an investigation.

A dive team found a second bag containing more remains. Police believe the two bags contained the remains of the same victim.

Police are looking into reports of missing persons for a possible identity and crisis responder Dawn Valenti is focused on two people missing from a south side neighborhood.

"One has been missing for 10 months, the other has been missing for about a week now," Valenti said. "It could be just a coincidence, but it brought me out here because I want to know."

The Cook County medical examiner is investigating the cause of death.

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