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Remains found Friday in Cape Girardeau not human

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CAPE GIRARDEAU (WSIL) -- Cape Girardeau Police say remains found Friday are not human.

On Friday, April 30 Cape Girardeau Police were dispatched to Giboney and Willow for a citizen report of human remains around 6:50 p.m.

Officers arrived and found, what appeared to be, human bones, tissue and hair, in a statement of extreme decomposition as well as a skull tied in a plastic bag.

The remains were secured in a nylon suitcase and appeared to be left for discovery.

After the evidence was processed, the remains were identified as those form a canine and not a human. It also appears the container and remains may have been arranged in a manner intended to shock and disturb whoever found them.

If you have any information about the canine remains, contact the Cape Girardeau Police Department at 573-339-6621.

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Kenzie Dillow

Kenzie Dillow is the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at News 3 WSIL. She joined the team in 2016 as a video editor, moved into a Producer role in 2017 and took over the SMDCM position in 2021. Kenzie graduated from SIU Carbondale in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Sports Broadcasting and a minor in Advertising.

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