PLAINVIEW, IL- An investigation is underway after children playing outside discover skeletal remains on Monday, February 15th. It happened in Plainview, which is located in Macoupin County.
Police say they believe the victim was murdered based on the evidence found. It is unknown how long the remains have been there but investigators say it has probably been years. The identity of the victim is not known.
The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is now conducting the investigation.