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July 22, 2013

Human remains found in Brownsburg field

UIndy conducting forensics investigation

BROWNSBURG — Human skeletal remains were found Monday morning on vacant property in the northeast corner of Hendricks County.

Lt. Jim Yetter of the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department says they were contacted shortly after 9 a.m. to a three-acre parcel on Maloney Road near County Road 1050 East.

The property owner, who purchased it about a month ago, reportedly found a 120-gallon well tank, similar to a large water heater, above ground while clearing the premises. Yetter says a friend offered to sell the tank for scrap.

“As he was preparing to scrap it, he found what appeared to be human skeletal remains,” Yetter said.

The University of Indianapolis’ forensics anthropology team arrived on the scene Monday afternoon. Yetter says it appears the bones are that of one person.

“They confirmed it is human remains,” he said. “We really don’t know any specifics (beyond that). We believe it is a male due to the clothing found with the remains, but we can’t yet confirm. It’s still early in the investigation.”

Foul play also is suspected because the remains were sealed in the tank, which is about 6 feet long and 2 feet wide.

“We obviously don’t know what happened yet at this point in time,” Yetter said. “Hopefully forensics can tell us.”

He added that the property owner said a house hasn’t been on the land in years. Officials are unsure how long the tank, which was discovered near the back of the parcel, has been there. Yetter says investigators are currently awaiting forensic results, and there is no timeline on that.

The property on which the remains was found is only about a mile south of the Boone County line and a mile west of Marion County.

“That’s going to be part of the investigation — where did this originate,” Yetter said.

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