Police seek identity of skeletal remains found in Sauget woods with Russian rubles

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Screenshot_3SAUGET, IL (KTVI) – Human skeletal remains were found by a hunter in a wooded area northwest of Sauget on December 3rd, 2012.  A release from the Sauget Police Department says that five Russian ruble coins (approx. $3.66 US) in blue sweatpants were found along with the bones.

The remains were sent to the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification.  Testing reveals that the skeleton belonged to a 5’06” /6’01” white male that was 30-50 years old.

The FBI created this clay sculpture to help assist with identification. Call Detective  Vito Parisi of the Sauget Police department at 618-337-526 if you have any information in this case.

Anyone missing a family member is urged to use the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.  Search for loved ones here:  www.namus.gov

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  • Denise Stephens

    My husband worked for a railroad in E. ST. Louis at the time and heard that cChrysler plant in Fenton contracted a company to jockey and store autos nnear the ballpark there in Sauget, Illinois. That company used Russians to move those autos around in that area.

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