Investigators found human remains at the site of a Sunday night fire that damaged Salvage Lumber in Quincy. The announcement was made Monday at a press conference by Quincy Fire Chief Joe Henning.
Adams County Coroner gave a statement saying that the human remains are a full body and that it is currently unclear who it is. It's also unclear whether the remains had any connection to the late-night fire that gutted parts of the building.
Later in the day Monday, the Adams County Coroner called KHQA and confirmed that the body found is female and right now she is considered a Jane Doe.
At the present time we do not know the age or race of the victim or the exact cause of death. A post mortem examination or autopsy will be conducted in Quincy Tuesday.
The Illinois State Fire Marshal's Office will conduct an investigation.
The business, at 219 Oak St., caught fire Sunday just before 8:30 p.m. Crews were called to the scene of heavy smoke, which escalated to a five-alarm fire. Click here for our original story.
Salvage Lumber is an antique wood restoration shop. Owner Rick Delaney watched as the fire gutted his cabinet shop in the rear of the building. He said the front portion of the building is used for office space. Delaney said he had not been in the building since Friday and does not have insurance on the shop.