Officers investigate after human remains found in cornfield

News
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SHELBY COUNTY, Ind. (Dec. 19, 2014) – Police are investigating after human remains were found in a cornfield near Edinburgh.

The discovery was made around 12:30 p.m. Friday by someone who went for a walk near 9056 South and 900 West.

Officers were on the scene and waiting for forensic investigators to arrive. An anthropologist was also called to the scene.

The body has been there for at least a month. There is no word at this point on the age or gender of the deceased.

Experts at the University of Indianapolis (UIndy) will be taking the body to do testing.

“A lot is going to depend on the condition of the body overall. Once the anthropologists start to look at that (the body), other things are going to depend on what else is connected with the body. Do we have ID on there that gives us somewhere to start? If there isn’t an ID or clothing of that type then at that point we have to see what kind of missing people there are to check leads that way,” explains Deputy David Tilford with the Shelby County sheriff’s office.

Neighbors tell FOX 59 they’ve been through that field a lot.

“We frequent over there quite a bit. It’s quiet, it’s peaceful, it’s a beautiful place to go and relax. You just don’t think of something like that happening, especially right across the street,” explains neighbor Mike Bryant.

Investigators say it’s too early to determine if foul play was involved.

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Most Popular

Latest News

More News