Jake Cefolia Wiki – Jake Cefolia Biography
Jake Cefolia was last seen at a gas station on August 7, 2020. His Ranger Rover Sport was found parked just outside the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve the following day.
Workers removing invasive species from an Illinois nature preserve found human remains near where a United Airlines executive disappeared last year.
Weeks of searches turned up no sign of United’s senior vice president of worldwide sales.
He was 49 years old.
Elmhurst police were notified because the department filed a missing report for Jake Cefolia on Aug. 8, 2020, the forest preserve said. Cefolia, an Elmhurst resident, was an executive with United Airlines.
Cefolia’s vehicle was found parked outside Waterfall Glen in August 2020, but he was never found despite searches in the forest preserve.
The forest preserve is 700 acres.
According to authorities, police are investigating whether human remains found at a Lemont forest preserve Friday are that of a United Airlines executive who was reported missing last year.
DuPage County Forest Preserve Police said they were notified late Friday morning by a contractor at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve that potential human remains had been discovered in the 700-acre site.
The contractors removed 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.
“The human remains were located in a very thick covered brush area, extremely, so you can be 10 feet away and not see it,” Pederson told NBC 5. “Obviously the foliage is starting to drop this time of year, these contractors were working in a very thick area…”
The forest preserve was the exact location where missing United Airlines executive Jake Cefolia’s SUV was found after being reported missing in August 2020.
Pederson added that it wasn’t certain if the body could be positively identified.