Police can now confirm remains found February 15 in Macoupin County are that of 24-year-old Joseph Wilson of Royal Lakes. Joseph Wilson was 24-years-old at the time of his disappearance. Children playing in a creek bed found the skeletal remains, and police say Wilson likely died as a result of a homicide
Now that Wilson's remains have been identified, Sheriff Shawn Kahl tells The Big Z the next step is to file the reports with the Macoupin County State's Attorney.
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The Major Case Squad was activated at the time of the discovery of the remains, and over 50 leads were received during the days following that discovery.