Human remains found near Woodburn

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WOODBURN, Ind. (WANE) — Human remains were discovered near a wooded area just outside Woodburn, WANE 15 has learned.

A wooded area along Doehrman Road where human remains were found is shown Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

The remains were found in the 19000 block of Doehrman Road, in a wooded area. The Allen County Coroner’s Office said people walking in the area found them.

The remains are “skeletonized,” the coroner’s office said in a news release.

It’s not clear how the remains got to the area, or how the person died. The coroner’s office said in the release that “there is no speculation as to the identity of the remains, or how long they have been in this location, or cause and manner of death.”

On Tuesday around 3:30 p.m., the coroner’s office said they had completed the recovery of the remains with the help of the University of Indianapolis Anthropology Department. The remains were then transported to a regional forensic center for further examination.

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department was guarding the scene. The 50 by 50 foot wooded area is blocked off by police tape.

Investigators will use the remains’ dental work or DNA to make a match with missing persons in local police databases.

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