Possible human skeletal remains found in western Indiana

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Indiana State Police are investigating possible human skeletal remains discovered in western Indiana by a mushroom hunter.

State Police say the remains were found Thursday afternoon in northwestern Putnam County in a grassy area near woods in the Van Bibber Lake area about 40 miles west of Indianapolis. Police say they appear to be those of a human, but have not yet been scientifically examined.

Investigators will be working with the county coroner over the coming weeks to identify the remains.

But State Police detectives are already looking into the possibility that the remains could be linked to the disappearance of a person reported missing on Nov. 15, 2016, to officers at the Putnamville post.

Police said no additional information will be released until the investigation is completed.

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