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Jacob Waite Cefolia, 49, August 7, 2020, Lemont, DuPage County, Illinois

Updated: Oct 24, 2021

Remains located on September 20, 2021 has now been confirmed 10/24/2021 that they are that of Jacob Cefolia, who has been reported missing since August 7, 2020 out of Lemont, Illinois.

The contractors were removing invasive species in the area when they came across "human remains hanging from a low hanging tree," said Chief David Pederson with the Forest Preserve District Police.

Cefolia’s Range Rover Sport was discovered parked in the early morning hours of Aug. 8 outside the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Lemont. An avid runner, Cefolia used to run and hike the trails at the 700-acre forest.

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