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    IN - Delaware Co., Skeletal remains found along railroad tracks, Nov'16


    Delaware County Coroner Scott Hahn told The Star Press that there were no obvious wounds apparent in the remains found in a remote area between Yorktown and Daleville. That means the cause of death homicide, suicide, natural causes or an incident involving a train on the tracks next to the body was unknown Monday.

    "There's no bullet holes in the skull," Hahn said by way of example early Monday afternoon, a few hours after the remains were found by railroad workers...

    At about 10 a.m. Monday, railroad workers found the skeletal remains of a body along railroad tracks near County Roads 700-West and 300-South, Sheriff Ray Dudley told The Star Press. The discovery was made not far from the Tri-County Builders Supply business, Dudley said.

    Although efforts continue, authorities have not yet identified or determined the gender of a body found in late November along railroad tracks in rural southern Delaware County...

    Hahn said Thursday that determining the gender was harder because the remains were "missing half the pelvis"...

    Investigators, who went back to the scene a few days after the remains were found to look for some missing finger bones, found two rings, Hahn said Thursday.

    "One had some engraving," the coroner said, adding in answer to a question that the rings looked like something a woman would wear.

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    Oct 2014
    san jose, ca
    possibly fell off a train?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener1850 View Post
    It doesn't appear they have any further information available yet, no NamUs entry. More details would really help. Angela had a plate & 6 screws in her leg... that would be a definite confirmation or rule out.

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    Jun 2016

    This week, at the request of The Star Press, investigators released photos of two rings found with the remains. The two rings are very distinctive-looking and should be recognizable to someone who knew the person before they died.

    One looks like little more than a rusty, rough band with a star-shaped flower.
    The other ring is a smooth but twisting band of metal upon which is inscribed a Bible verse from Philippians 4:6.

    "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God," reads the verse.
    Investigators believe the remains are that of a white male, 30 to 50 years old. The person had heel spurs and at least two fractures: One a healing stress fracture of the 7th thoracic vertebra and one perimortem fracture of the left shoulder, broken at or around the time of death.

    Blue basketball shorts, size extra large, and white men's underwear were also found in addition to the rings.
    It's unknown if the cause of death was related to the nearby railroad tracks.


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