On Thursday, April 2nd human remains were located 300 yards off of State Road 13, just south of Old Road 30; north of Pierceton, Indiana. Over the past few weeks, investigators have submitted evidence for analysis. Fingerprints and DNA samples failed to produce an identification in their respective databases.
DNA analysis confirmed that the remains are that of a male. Additionally, investigators believe the male subject had black hair and was approximately 5’5”. Investigators are now reaching out to the community for assistance. Attached are photographs of the two shirts located with the body, along with a bracelet. The first shirt is a blue, size small Vans brand long sleeve shirt. The second is a sleeveless Maple Grove black jersey type shirt.
Investigators have located the original owner of the Maple Grove jersey, who advised he donated the jersey to Goodwill in 2016. Additional DNA genetic genealogy testing is currently in the process; however, results have been delayed due to COVID closures.
If you have information on a possible identity please contact the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office at 574-267-5667.