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    IL - Burnham, 2 male bodies buried at Lake Powderhorn, Feb'13

    Skeleton remains of two men found near the border of Illinois and Indiana near Powderhorn Lake. LE believe they have been there 1.5 years. Location is an old abandoned manufacturing area - this area was heavily in the steel mill business in the early and mid 20th century. Local LE do not have any missing persons reports.

    Additionally, these remains were found by the FBI using a cadaver dog! That's a surprising twist. Why they were there is not explained.

    http://wgntv.com/2013/02/22/cops-rem...ndiana-border/
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    I can't find ANYTHING else about this! Not in any of the big Chicago news sources, not in Topix, not in a Google News search for "Burnham, IL".

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    very little out there to be found about this discovery.

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...-persons-cases

    “They’re adults, probably male but I can’t speculate because I don’t know,’’ Burnham Police Chief Peter Belos said. “It’s very preliminary, but the two skeletal remains were found buried in a secluded, wooded area.’’
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    Joan Hyde, special agent with the FBI's Chicago office, said agents are leading the investigation at the lake just north of Brainard Avenue and west of the Indiana state line.
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    Agreed. The only reason for FBI to be there with cadaver dogs is if they already had reason to suspect there were bodies there. Someone tipped them off.

    Hoping they can determine who these men are and offer their families some closure.
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    Weird. My guess is mob related and they're trying to keep in on the down low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spamelope View Post
    Weird. My guess is mob related and they're trying to keep in on the down low.
    I was trying to think of the "story" behind this:

    - Possible Israel Keyes vics
    - Gang related (most likely but yet, seems unlikely) - the South side of Chicago, while it has a few nice towns, is mostly not a nice place.
    - Granted this doesn't mean anything but I have not heard of any Mob killings in the Chicago area ever (born in 80s). I do know they are still around and it is possible they're getting more active again with the new casino in town and now video gambling has been legalized.

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    Does anyone know if more information was ever released about these 2 bodies? The way it was immediately handed off to the FBI almost lends credence to Claudette's theory that they are Israel Keyes victims.

    This article mentions:

    And so on Tuesday, the FBI asked for help from people who may have encountered Israel Keyes from 1997 to 2012. On their website, they have an interactive map, photos and a database of his travels.

    "Best route for me to give you all the information you might need -- might be a last-minute kind of thing -- so I'm not around for the aftermath," said Keyes, in a FBI video.

    Authorities say they know that this confessed serial killer was in Chicago in mid-October 2010, on a flight from Alaska to O'Hare. They presume he was just changing planes.

    In June of 2011, another flight from Alaska to O'Hare, but this time the FBI says evidence shows he rented a car and drove to Indiana, where he visited relatives.

    On June 8, they say he drove to Essex, Vermont, where he killed a couple, then a week later, he returned to Chicago and flew out of O'Hare.



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