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Police are investigating after human remains were found in a wooded area by public works employees in Riverwoods Tuesday morning.

The Riverwoods Police Department responded around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday to the 1800 block of Robinwood Lane for a report of possible human remains.

Riverwoods Chief of Police Bruce Dayno said that Lake County Public Works employees were conducting routine maintenance when they discovered what appeared to be bones in a wooded area.

Police officers arrived and determined the bones appeared to be of human origin. The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded and also confirmed the bones appeared to be human, Dayno said.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office will conduct a thorough examination of the bones in an effort to obtain further information.

It is unknown how long the bones had been in the woods but they appeared to have been there for an extended period of time, Dayno said, adding that there is no known threat to the community.

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The age, gender and cause of death have not been determined yet.

The Riverwoods Police Department continues to investigate with the assistance of the Lake County Coroner’s Office and Lake County Major Crime Task Force Evidence Technicians.