Human remains remain a mystery

According to Department of Natural Resources District 3 Public Information Officer Matt Tholen, there is no new information being released about a severed foot in a boot found in Carroll County Sept. 20.

Tholen said Tuesday the DNR Law Enforcement Division, who is in charge of the investigation, is waiting on DNA results to possibly make a positive identity of the foot tissue to be able to match it with a body.

According to the only press release issued about the unsolved mystery, the remains were located in Carroll County roughly a quarter of a mile downstream from the Carroll/Cass County line. The location is near the county-owned French Post Park on Towpath Road.

Investigators from several local agencies worked with DNR detectives to review local missing person reports. Officers initially searched the Wabash River by boat and by foot for additional evidence. K-9 handlers and cadaver dogs supplied by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security were also used to search the area.

DNR officer Todd Pekny, who is the lead investigator for the DNR in the case, stated early in the investigation that investigators were “working on a good lead” regarding an open missing personcase. Peckny urged anyone with possible information about the case to contact him at (765) 447- 9582.

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