Instead Glen Ellyn police confirmed for Patch that Saturday's investigation was not related to two other missing person cases from the greater Chicago area. Police said the investigation was not connected to the Sept. 19 discovery of 84-year-old Eugene Jonsson in West Chicago. Jonsson was reported missing from his Arlington Heights home on Aug. 22.
Police also confirmed that their Panfish Park investigation was not related to Nick Steward, 33, of Lake Villa, who has been missing since Sept. 20.
A large number of police on Saturday were in the middle of an investigation at Panfish Park in Glen Ellyn, officials said.
Few details are available at this time, but a Glen Ellyn officer on a foot patrol Saturday found a wooded space where there appeared to be recent pedestrian activity at the park, located at 620 Wilson Ave. Please avoid the area until further notice.
"This can be a tedious process that must be approached with care," said a late Saturday afternoon press release. "This effort has created a significant police presence in the area."
Glen Ellyn police on Saturday began patrolling parks and wooded areas in response to a recent case involving a missing person in another jurisdiction. After the officer's discovery Saturday in the wooded area, the DuPage County Sheriff's Evidence Team was called to investigate further.
The release did not provide any other information about the case. Police were not immediately available Saturday evening for follow up.
Patch will update this post if any more details become available.