No remains found in Will County search for missing man

LEFT TO RIGHT: Michael Mansfield and his alleged killer, Russel Smrekar

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - A search of an unincorporated Will County property for clues in the disappearance of a man who went missing in 1975 did not turn up any human remains.

Michael Mansfield went missing from his Rolling Meadows home on Dec. 31, 1975, according to a statement from the Rolling Meadows Police Department.

“Credible leads” led investigators to a home on Barber Lane in unincorporated Will County, police said.

Police conducted a search along with the Cook County Major Case Assistance Team, the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force, the FBI, the Will County sheriff’s office and the Cook County Department of Homeland Security.

No human remains were located, but additional leads were developed and the investigation remains active, police said.