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Remains found in shallow grave in Bartholomew County

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s detectives, along with the Columbus Police Department, Indiana State Police, and the Bartholomew Co. Coroner’s Office are investigating a find of suspected human remains. The remains were found in a shallow grave just off of 400 N. between U.S. 31 and River Rd.


The remains were removed from the location and turned over to the Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office for further investigation.  An autopsy is scheduled for 2:30 pm Friday for identification and cause of death.  


The location of these remains occurred during an investigation of a missing person’s report.  Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Detective Kevin Abner is lead investigator.


The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the mentioned agencies and offices. They are also being assisted by Indiana Conservation Officers and the Columbus Township Fire Department. 


Bartholomew County Road 400 N between U.S. 31 and River Rd. was closed for multiple hours while the scene was being processed.