Remains believed those of missing woman found in Pope Co

Remains believed those of missing woman found in Pope Co

HARRISBURG, IL — Authorities say remains believed to be those of a missing Harrisburg woman have been discovered in southern Illinois not far from where she was last seen. Kimberly Stewart-Whittington, then 51, was reported missing in September 2019 and searches by authorities and volunteers failed to find her.

Pope County Sheriff Jerry Suits says a hunter and his sons discovered remains in woods near the Saline-Pope county line. He says no foul play is suspected at this time. The cause of death is under investigation.

Stewart-Whittington’s daughter, Sabrina Stewart, says there’s no DNA confirmation yet but all other evidence points to the remains being those of her missing mother.

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