Authorities identify remains found in Brownstown

FAYETTE COUNTY — Human remains found last week in Fayette County have been identified.

According to Fayette County Coroner Dave Harris, they have identified the remains to be those of 33-year-old Joel Anthony Mason.

Harris says the last contact anyone had with Mason was on August 2nd of 2020 and that he does have family in Fayette County. He says any other information is not being released at this time, pending further investigation.

Harris asks anyone with any information on this matter to contact the Fayette County Coroner’s Office or the Illinois State Police.

A farmer working a field north of U.S. Route 40 discovered the remains in the afternoon one week ago Wednesday near Brownstown.