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UPDATED: Bones found in ATV park not Mark Miller

Posted: Updated: Oct 12, 2012 11:10 PM CDT

Dental records prove the bones found at local ATV park do not belong to missing Rockford man Mark Miller.

A skull and mandible were found earlier this week. Plus a wallet that was confirmed as Miller's. He was last seen leaving work at the Clock Tower Resort back in 2009.

Thomas Miller, Mark's brother, says he believes his brother is no longer living. But still hopes his family will someday be able to recover his brother's remains. "Any step closer we get to that recovery is encouraging to me, and then you realize those are not his remains. I've put my mom through all the steps of thinking we're closer to some kind of resolution, and then we have to go back and tell her that's not the situation is extremely anguishing."

Police continue to investigate who the remains found at the park belong to.


The Winnebago County Coroner's Office says bones found in a Rockford ATV park are not those of Mark Miller.

Parts of the skull and mandible were compared to Miller's dental records his family turned into police in 2009 when he went missing.

County Coroner Sue Fiduccia says the next step is trying to find a cause of death and putting these unknown bones into the National Crime Scene Database to find a potential match.

The NCSD helped identify the remains of Sandra Daniels a Milwaukee woman who went missing in June of 2000. Her skeletal remains were found in Durand.

Illinois State Police, Rockford Police, and the Winnebago County Coroner's Office are on the scene searching for more remains.

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