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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Monday, March 19, 2012 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Human Remains Found In Henry County

Henry County, IOWA --- On March 17, 2012, at approximately 5:10 PM, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a report of possible human remains being found along Old Hwy 34, near the Henry-Jefferson County line.  Two children had been riding their bikes from Lockridge, Iowa to Rome, Iowa when they observed a white object lying in the ditch between the roadway and the railroad tracks.  Upon getting a closer look at the object, the children observed a human skull and immediately notified their parents.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Division of Criminal Investigation, Mt. Pleasant Police Department and the Henry County Medical Examiner searched the area and discovered the skeletal remains of a human body.  The remains will be examined by the State Medical Examiner’s Office and will also be submitted to the DCI’s Criminalistic’s Laboratory for DNA analysis.

For questions, contact Special Agent Jeff Uhlmeyer at (319) 759-2541.

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