Possible human remains have been discovered near the Suburban Acres mobile home park north of
The Kosciusko Sheriff's Department would not confirm yet if the remains found belonged to a human or an animal. After WFFT spoke to some residents in the mobile home park near the findings, they are certain the remains belong to a former resident of the community.
“I didn't know anything about it until I saw a flyer on the mailbox that said she was missing,” said Corbett Frazier, a 40-year resident of the Suburban Acre community.
Frazier is referring to a teen that went missing last August. Aurora Shoemaker was last seen less than a mile from this investigation.
"I would see her every once in awhile, she kind of kept to herself," he said.
Chad Hill with the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department says shoemaker's case is still open and that it's the only missing person's case currently on file.
Hill says today’s investigation has required detectives and multiple agencies to tape off eight to ten acres of a wooded area where the remains were found.
"They’re back here today processing the scene and trying to collect as much evidence from the scene to actually make a determination if one, if it is human remains and two if they can get a positive identification out of the actual remains," said Hill.
Hill says the scene is also under investigation by a team of anthropologists.
"In investigations they would actually inspect larvae and do other things that would determine time and how long the body would have been at this location," he said.
WFFT tried reaching out to the shoemaker family but none of have calls have been returned. I was told by suburban acres main office that the family moved from the mobile home park after aurora's disappearance.