A United Airlines executive who went missing more than a year ago during a jog near his suburban Chicago home, has been found hanging by a belt from a tree in a nature preserve.
Contractors found the remains of Jacob Cefolia, 50, of Elmhurst, Illinois, on Friday afternoon while removing invasive species in an area of heavy brush and vegetation at the 2500-acre Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve near Darien.
It was the same location where Cefolia’s Range Rover Sport was found after he went missing on August 8, 2020.
A forensic odonatologist examined dental records and positively identified the remains as belonging to Cefolia, according to the corner.
Cefolia was senior vice president of global sales for Chicago-based United Airlines, the fourth largest passenger carrier in the United States.
An avid runner, he was known to jog through the area, running for several miles at a time.
The contractors were removing invasive species in the area when they came across ‘human remains hanging from a low hanging tree,’ according to the Forest Preserve District chief of police. more