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ALTON, Ill. – Police are attempting to identify human remains found Tuesday afternoon.

According to Alton detectives, human remains, which are said to have been there for some time, were found in the 2700 block of Powhattan.

Multiple agencies, including St. Louis County Medical Examiner, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services and the Madison County State's Attorney's office is assisting in collecting evidence and identifying the remains.

No further information was immediately available.

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