Workers Discover Apparent Human Remains at Waterfall Glen

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Workers Discover Apparent Human Remains at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Darien

Unknown if remains are Elmhurst man reported missing in August 2019
 
(Oct. 22, 2021) — DuPage Forest Preserve District Police are investigating the discovery of apparent human remains found Friday morning by contractors working at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Darien.
 
The remains, which were discovered south of the youth-group campground at Waterfall Glen, cannot be visually identified. The DuPage County Coroner’s office was notified.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Law Enforcement Department will lead the death investigation. The Elmhurst Police Department was notified as they had filed a missing persons report for Jacob Cefolia on Aug. 8, 2020.

Cefolia’s vehicle was found parked outside Waterfall Glen in August 2020 but he was never found despite an extensive search that included multiple police agencies, volunteers and trained bloodhounds.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 6.2 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, six education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, blogFacebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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