UPDATE 1/12/2019 10:15PM : JACKSON, Ohio (WOWK) Officials are still working to identify the human remains found early Saturday morning in Jackson County.
Around 11 AM yesterday, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was notified by a local parent who said his children discovered human bones while playing outside.
The sheriff’s office told 13 News the remains have not been identified at this time, and the report that they belonged to a missing Jackson County man by a local newspaper is inaccurate.
A portion of CH and D Road from Dixon Run Road to Erwin Road is still closed until further notice for investigation.
“At this time investigators investigators will remain on the scene to collect any evidence to determine how the remains became located at this location, and what may have contributed to the death of this individual,” said Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI are assisting with the investigation.
Update 1/11/2019: JACKSON, Ohio– Investigators with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, along with investigators of Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Jackson County Coroner Dr. Alice Frazier are currently at a site on CH & D Road, near Jackson, investigating the discovery of human remains.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 11:24 a.m. Saturday morning from a father stating that his children discovered what they believed were human bones.
The remains will be sent to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office in Dayton, and then to the Ohio Bureau of Investigation (BCI) for DNA analysis to discover the identity, collection of additional evidence and a cause of death.
“At this time, Investigators remain on the scene collecting any evidence that may assist in the determination of how the remains came to be at the location and what may have contributed to the death of the individual,” Frazier said. “No other information will be released on this case until the DNA collected matches an identity and we will not be speculating on any possible identities,” Frazier added.
Jackson County Engineer Melissa Miller, at the request of Sheriff Frazier has closed a portion of CH and D Road from Dixon Run Road to Erwin Road for this investigation. “I am requesting that onlookers stay away from this area while the investigation is taking place,” Sheriff Frazier said.