BERKELEY, Ill. (CBS) — Police in west suburban Berkeley on Tuesday found skeletal remains believed to belong to a man who was reported missing last October, after fleeing from police “for his alleged involvement in a commercial burglary to a local gas station.”
A construction crew working on an expressway expansion project found the remains were found around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday in an area between the Tri-State Tollway and the Eisenhower Expressway, just south of St. Charles Road, according to Illinois State Police and Berkeley Police.
Police said they believe the remains belong to Delbert Miller, who was reported missing in Chicago in November 2020, and “had been last seen in Berkeley in October of 2020 after fleeing the scene of and successfully evading arrest for his alleged involvement in a commercial burglary to a local gas station.”
According to a missing person flyer, Miller was last seen leaving the scene of a car crash near the site where his body was found on Tuesday.
Illinois State Police were investigating.