State police investigating skeletal remains

There is no outward indication of foul play at this time, but an autopsy will help investigators determine how, why, and when the remains came to be.

Posted: Feb 18, 2018 2:40 PM
Updated: Feb 19, 2018 12:28 PM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WFFT)- Indiana State Police are investigating after human skeletal remains were found in a wooded area in DeKalb County. 

The remains were found Saturday afternoon west of C&A Tool Engineering in Auburn. 

Detective David Poe is conducting the investigation after someone walking in the wooded area found the remains around 1:30 p.m. 

Due to the level of decomposition, identification was not immediately possible. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday to determine the cause of death and identify the victim. 

Residents in the area told WFFT Auburn is not the kind of place where this happens. 

"I've been in Auburn pretty much my whole life, so finding out that there's human remains just found out in the woods is a little scary," said Tia Hackbush.

Another resident, Emma, said the incident was definitely a shock. 

"Usually you hear about stuff like this in Fort Wayne or towns around here, but never Auburn," she said. 

There is no outward indication of foul play at this time, but an autopsy will help investigators determine how, why, and when the remains came to be.

This incident is still under investigation. 

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