Human remains found in Jackson County, Ohio

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UPDATE: 1/13/2020 @ 5:00 p.m.

JACKSON, Ohio (WOWK) – According to the Jackson County Sheriff, authorities have completed their search of the area where human remains were found on Saturday morning.

“The roads are now open,” said Sheriff Frazier Monday afternoon at 2:40 p.m.  “We appreciate the patience and cooperation of the residents affected during the closure of C. H. & D and Erwin Roads this weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience.” Frazier said.

Agencies searched a half mile area in Bloomfield Township from where an adult male called at 11:24 a.m.  Saturday, stating that kids discovered what they believed were human bones.

Investigators with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, along with investigators of Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as well as Jackson County Coroner Dr. Alice Frazier responded to the scene to conduct the almost three-day search.

“We appreciate the support of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Division for helping to secure the scene Saturday morning and to my deputies for their hard work and dedication, Sheriff Frazier said. He went on to thank Jackson County Engineer Melissa Miller and her staff for their assistance in coordinating the road closure.”

The investigation in this case remains ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this case are encouraged to contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 740-286-6464.


ORIGINAL: 1/11/2020

JACKSON, Ohio (WOWK) —  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 at the site of a discovery of human remains on CH & D Road, near Jackson, Ohio.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says they received a call at 11:24 a.m. this morning, Saturday, January 11, 2020, 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.

Frazier said in a statement earlier today, “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. 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.”

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.

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