Adams County Coroner's office looking for families tied to remains
QUINCY, IL —
The Adams County Coroner's office is looking for family members tied to cremains left in the coroner's office right now.
Ten identified cremains need to be returned to the deceased person's loved ones.
Adams County Coroner John Myers says his office had 17 cremains in the office when he took over the position in July.
His office has been able to return seven of those back to family members.
Myers says it's been difficult finding family members because the only information provided is a name.
“Working with the cremation company, we have been able to determine the date of death,” said Myers. “Then we can go back and look at death certificates and see if we can find information for people to call but the death certificates doesn't list phone numbers."
Myers says there will be no fee to acquire the cremains.
He says if the office can't track down family members or family members don't want the cremains, the county will place them in a dry place in case someone steps forward in the future.
The coroner's office released the list of names Friday morning:
- Birdie Bell - date of death 1/13/2016, date of birth 1/10/1949
- Michael T. Biggs - date of death 6/22/2017
- Jacqueline Bishoff
- Todd Holmes - date of death 3/20/2018, date of birth 8/20/1968
- Michael E. Kuch - date of death 4/17/2017, date of birth 1/1/1950
- Raymond Strange - date of death 11/17/2017
- Glen E. Wilmore - date of death 1/20/2018, date of birth 9/3/1963
- Mary L. Wilson - date of death 8/12/2016, date of birth 6/17/1932