SCHILLER PARK, Ill. — FBI agents returned to a crematorium in Schiller Park Wednesday to continue an investigation that began with a raid one day earlier.
A white van with the Chicago Department of Health insignia on the side also was parked in the back of the building on Wednesday.
The FBI is not saying what they’re looking for and will only confirm it’s part of an ongoing criminal investigation.
FBI agents and agents with the Centers for Disease Control, wearing bio-hazard suits, raided two Chicago -area businesses Tuesday.
Agents were seen removing items from Cremation Services Inc. in Schiller Park and the offices of the Biological Resource Center of Illinois in Rosemont.
Both businesses are reportedly owned by the same man.
The Biological Resource Center, according to its website, arranges donations of human bodies for medical research.
Tuesday’s raid follows similar raids on business in Phoenix, Arizona in January 2014 and one on a Detroit, Michigan business in December 2013. That business was called Biological Resource Center of Michigan but not owned by the same people as the Illinois office.
In those cases, agents were reportedly looking into the alleged misuse of bodies donated for medical research.
A Detroit television station reports body parts of thousands of different people were found on ice and not embalmed, presumably so they could be sold on the black market.
No charges have been filed in either the Detroit or Phoenix cases but both businesses have been shut down.
The FBI is not saying if the raids yesterday here in the Chicago-area are connected to those probes.
WGN reached out to the owner for a comment on this story, but has not received a response.