Tentative Identification of Body in Burned Trailer
Rantoul IL – The Champaign County
Coroner said he has tentatively identified the body in a burned trailer that
was discovered on September 4. 21 year old, William Shawn Richardson of Rantoul could be the body found inside the mobile home on
two weeks after the fire was set.
DNA testing will take
place in order to make sure the identification is a match. The DNA testing will
take 30- 60 days to complete. The remains have been released to the family at
this time. Currently there is no information to contradict the belief that it
was William Shawn Richardson.
21 year old Brandon
Young of Rantoul is being held on arson
charges for lighting the vacant mobile home on fire. The Rantoul Police and
Coroner's office are still investigating this case.