What looked like a jar of fingers and a tongue found in a jar Sunday at an Old Edgebrook neighborhood forest preserve prompted a police and morgue response but turned out to be fake -- possibly part of a kids’ geocoding game Sunday afternoon.
Someone discovered the item about 3 p.m. at the Indian Road Woods Forest Preserve in the 6100 block of North Central Avenue and turned it in to the Cook County Sheriff’s police, said Cook County Forest Preserve spokesman Michael Murnane.
The “remains” appeared to be at least one finger and a tongue in a jar, according to a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. They were examined today, but authorities determined them to be non-human, and “non-biological,’’ according to the spokesman.
Murnane said a group of kids had likely left the item for someone to find as part of a “geocoding’’ game.
“Everything was rubber; it was a hoax,’’ Murnane said.