Remains in Gallatin Co. Confirmed as Missing Eldorado Man

Remains in Gallatin Co. Confirmed as Missing Eldorado Man

GALLATIN CO. – Remains found in Gallatin County Tuesday have been identified as those of a missing Eldorado man.

Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 8 officials announced the remains have been positively identified in an autopsy conducted Wednesday as 32-year-old Chase Mitchell, reported missing to the Eldorado Police Department by his family May 5.

ISP DCI Zone 8 was contacted by the Eldorado Police Department to assist in the investigation on June 9.  An extensive, multi-agency search for Mitchell had been ongoing since he was reported missing. As a result, information led investigators to a rural location in Gallatin County where suspected human remains were recovered.

The joint investigation into the death of Mitchell is ongoing involving ISP DCI Zone 8, ISP Crime Scene Services, Eldorado Police Department, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Department and the Gallatin County Coroner’s Office.

The homicide investigation, now led by ISP DCI Zone 8, continues and no additional information is available.