Embryonic remains found at Coaches Stadium


Corryn Brock

Members of the University Police Department, Charleston Police Department and Charleston Fire Department stand at Coaches Stadium after a groundskeeper discovered embryonic remains. It has yet to be determined if those remains are human or another species.

Corryn Brock, News Editor

Embryonic remains were found at Coaches Stadium Friday morning. Currently it is unknown whether the remains are human or another species.

Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers will be taking the remains to a pathologist Monday to determine what species the remains are.

Schniers said at the stage the remains were at it is difficult to determine what species the remains are, he called the remains “small.” He added this is not something he has dealt with in the past.

According to University Police Department Chief Kent Martin, a groundskeeper found the remains while working.

Schniers said that if the remains are human he does not believe a criminal act was involved.  He added that if the remains are human, it could be a result of something that happened naturally like a miscarriage.

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