Auburn

UPDATED:  2-19-18 – (DeKalb County, IN)-The Indiana State Police is continuing its investigation into the discovery of human skeletal remains which were located on Saturday afternoon in a wooded area west of C&A Tool Engineering in the city of Auburn.

The investigation which is being conducted by Detective David Poe has preliminarily indicated that between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon, the skeletal remains of an unknown person were located by someone who was walking in the wooded area.

Due to the level of decomposition, immediate identification of the person was not possible.  An autopsy is was performed today in Fort Wayne and did not yield any additional clues for investigators to move forward with.  The remains will now be sent to a forensic anthropologist in Indianapolis next week for further examination.

This is on ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.  The Auburn Police Department, the DeKalb County Prosecutor’s Office and the DeKalb County Coroner’s Office are assisting Poe with this investigation.

(DeKalb County, IN)- (2-18-18) The Indiana State Police is conducting an investigation following the discovery of human skeletal remains which were located yesterday afternoon in a wooded area west of C&A Tool Engineering in the city of Auburn.

The investigation which is being conducted by Detective David Poe has preliminarily indicated that between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon, the skeletal remains of an unknown person were located by someone who was walking in the wooded area.

Due to the level of decomposition, immediate identification of the person was not possible.  An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, February 19th to not only help determine manner and cause of death, but also in an effort to help determine the person’s identity.

At this time, there is no outward indication of foul play, but information gathered from the autopsy could provide necessary leads for investigators to help make a positive determination of how, when and why that person came to be where the discovery was made.

This is on ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.  The Auburn Police Department, the DeKalb County Prosecutor’s Office and the DeKalb County Coroner’s Office are assisting Poe with this investigation.

The case is similar in nature to a recent incident in Mercer County, bones were discovered at the  Grand Lake State Park in January 2016,  two years later they have have not been identified. This despite  investigators being able to extract a full DNA profile from the bones.

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