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Foul play not suspected as autopsy identifies McCordsville remains

Human remains discovered in April in McCordsville have now been identified.


According to McCordsville Police Detective Aaron Watts, the remains have been identified as McCordsville resident Patricia Dipasquale, 57. Dipasquale had been missing since January of 2017 and the remains were identified through dental records.


“According to the Hancock County Coroner’s Office, a cause of death was unable to be determined at this time due to the extent of the decomposition. The Hancock County Coroner’s Office stated foul play is not suspected,” Watts wrote in a release.


On Saturday, April 27, officers with the McCordsville Police Department were dispatched to the 6500 block of West County Road 900 North after receiving a call of possible human skeletal remains. One day later, five scientists from the University of Indianapolis, including Dr. Krista Latham, director of the University of Indianapolis Human Identification Center, recovered the remains.


“The McCordsville Police Department would like to thank the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, Hancock County Coroner’s Office, Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office, the Indiana State Police and the University of Indianapolis for their continued assistance in this investigation,” Watts said.


Watts said the case is still under investigation and no further details are available at this time.