IN Skeletal Remains Found Near River Bend Park in Anderson

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    Mushroom hunters stumbled upon a grisly scene when they found human remains in a wooded city park on Wednesday.

    Madison County Coroner Danielle Noone confirmed the skeletal remains found at River Bend Park, near Grandview Golf Course on the city’s northwest side, are human.

    The bones were discovered about 100 yards from the White River off a muddy track just after 11 a.m. by a man and his son looking for mushrooms, said Anderson Police Department Maj. Joel Sandefur.


    “In the course of the investigation of going through clothing items, we did come across an ID,” Sandefur said. “We have a name and we are looking into that person’s ID to see the particulars behind that.”

    However, investigators confirmed late Wednesday that the ID found with the remains belongs to someone else.

    “We followed up on that lead and we were able to determine that it is not the remains of that individual,” Sandefur said.

    He said the cause of death is unknown and at this stage of the investigation it is not known if foul play was involved, but no weapons were found at the scene.

    “It’s way too early to say,” Sandefur said.

    He said the remains have been in the woods for an extended period of time and they are not sure if the person is a man or a woman. He said a pair of pants, another article of clothing and other evidence were collected from the scene.

    “It’s not a decomposing body, it’s just skeletal,” he said.

    He said the area where the bones were found also floods, so it is not clear if the body has always been in its current location or if floodwaters carried the remains to the site where it was discovered.

    “It’s going to be a long process,” Sandefur said of identifying the remains.


    He said dental records will be used along with advanced technology such as forensic anthropology recognition and DNA. Forensic anthropologists can help identify the age, sex, stature, ancestry and unique features of a skeleton.

    Anyone with information about the remains can contact the Anderson Police Department at 765-648-6730 or Crime Stoppers at 765-649-8310.

    “This is a bit of a mystery we will have to work through,” Sandefur said.

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    There has been no identification made in connection with human remains found at a park in Anderson last week.

    The bones were found last Wednesday by a father and son searching for mushrooms in River Bend Park.

    Some personal effects were found nearby, including an identification, but it remains unclear if those are linked to the bones.

    Madison County Coroner Danielle Noone tells Eyewitness News the remains were transferred to a forensic anthropology lab at the University of Indianapolis.

    They will undergo DNA testing but it could be several weeks before they get any results.

    If you have information that could help, you're asked to call Anderson police.

    Authorities still working to identify human remains found in Anderson park
     
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