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Skeletal Remains Found Near Hampshire Identified

Authorities said the remains belong to a Hampshire woman missing since May.

Updated Monday, Nov. 26: 

Kane County Sheriff’s Detectives were able to positively identify the remains located behind 1811 Cameron Dr. as those of Kathey Wilk.  The cause of death is undetermined; however investigators do not suspect that foul play was involved in her death, according to a Kane County Sheriff's release.

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Hampshire police discovered skeletal remains Friday while searching for a woman missing since May, authorities said.

Kathey Wilk, 52, of 1731 Cameron Drive, was reported missing on May 7 by her brother. Hampshire police have been searching for her and were doing a follow up search early Friday when the skeletal remains were found in a heavily wooded area behind 1811 Cameron Drive in Hampshire, according to a press release.

The property behind the house is outside the village limits so Kane County Sheriff’s office investigators have begun a death investigation.

Authorities have not been able to identity the remains but are hoping to use Wilk’s dental records to try to make a positive identification, according to the release.

No cause of death has been determined. Wilk has a history of prior suicide attempts and Hampshire Police did locate a note inside her residence when she was initially reported missing, authorities said.

The case remains under investigation by the Kane County Sheriff’s Office.  Hampshire Police are working closely with sheriff detectives.

Rob November 25, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Why did It take 6 months to search the wooded area behind her house? Was anyone looking for her? Are there so many speeders and revenue benefitting crimes in Kane County, that the Sheriff was just too busy to spare a guy and a dog? Something is missing in this story.

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