Madison County coroner announces ID of remains found at former industrial plant

The remains of a man reported missing last year in Wood River have been positively identified, Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn announced Monday.

Vernon L. Law, 36, is the person who died, Nonn said in a news release.

The skeletal remains were found last week at the former Chemetco industrial plant in Hartford.

Dental records were used to make a positive identification during a forensic anthropological examination conducted Monday afternoon, Nonn said.

“Preliminary results from the examination do not indicate any sign of trauma that would indicate foul play,” the news release stated.

Law was last seen on July 21.