Afternoon Briefing: 43 years later, body of man found in sealed crate identified


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DNA evidence finally identified the remains of a man found dead in a wooden crate sealed at Lockport locks in 1980, decades after the rotting was discovered. Will County coroner’s office said.

In 1980, a box containing a man’s body was pulled from the grate to prevent debris from flowing into the Lockport Rocks Power Station. The four-foot-long box was nailed shut with his 1.5-inch hole drilled, and the remains of an unidentified man were sealed inside, according to Laurie Summers’ office.

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