Questions remain about discovered remains in Jeffersonville

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by Johnny Archer

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 31, 2013 at 10:12 PM

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Caution tape and many questions surround the woods at Allison and Lutz Lanes in Jeffersonville, Indiana after human bones were found within 100 yards of Kimberly Barrett’s front door.

“I can’t wait for them [police] to tell us what happened,” Barrett said. “If it was not a murder, it would make me feel more at ease.”

Barrett says she is worried about her and her eight-month-old son's safety now that she knows the bones belonged to a human. Police are not sure if the remains are from the result of criminal activity or not, but Jeffersonville police are investigating all open missing persons reports.

“Once we make a determination of the gender and if the remains can give us any indication of age, then we'll start matching those things up,” Det. Todd Hollis with the Jeffersonville Police Department said.

A groundskeeper for the Faith Lutheran Church found the bones Friday behind the church. Police say the bones appear to be of an adult.

“We’re hoping that we found most, if not all of the remains,” Hollis said. “But these have been out in the elements for a long time exposed. It is going to take some time to ensure all that.”

A forensic anthropologist is examining the bones to find out how long they have been in the woods and identify the origin of the bones.
 

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