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 Cypress Lane 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.

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