Embryonic remains determined non-human

Corryn Brock, News Editor

Embryonic remains found at Coaches Stadium April 16 have been determined to be non-human. 

Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers took the remains to a pathologist Monday morning who confirmed the remains were non-human.

There was difficulty for the coroner to determine if the remains were human or animal remains due to the size of them. He said the remains were around 3 inches in length.

Schniers said it was not something he had expertise in and therefore wanted to have someone other than him determine what species the remains were.

The remains were found by a groundskeeper near a dugout at Coaches Stadium.

Had the remains been human Schniers said he did not believe the actions would have involved a criminal act due to the possibility of something happening naturally, like a miscarriage.


Corryn Brock can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].