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UPDATE: Human Remains Found Near I-55 in Springfield

UPDATE:


Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon has identified the deceased individual found near the southbound entrance ramp to Interstate 55 at Stevenson Drive in Springfield.


Teresa Ann Coleman, 54, of Springfield, was found deceased after an IDOT worker located her remains. An autopsy was performed, and preliminary autopsy findings determined Coleman's death was a homicide. The death remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police, the Springfield Police Department, and the Sangamon County Coroner's Office.


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Original Story

The Illinois State Police (ISP) confirmed the discovery of human remains on the Stevenson Drive entrance ramp to Interstate 55 South.


At approximately noon on Wednesday, ISP personnel responded to the scene.


Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon confirmed that the remains of a female were found. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Coroner Allmon said an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.


ISP stated that the investigation into the death remains open and ongoing, with officials considering it suspicious in nature at this time. The Illinois State Police, Springfield Police Department, and the Sangamon County Coroner’s Office are investigating the case.

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