UPDATE (11:55 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 13): Neighbors who live near the area where human remains were found say it isn’t unusual to see law enforcement. The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office and BCI were in the area at least two times within the past three years.

In 2020, they were investigating remains in Jackson County, which were later identified as Benjamin Michael Saylor, who was reported missing in 2019.

A few years ago, neighbors also tell 13 News that 24-year-old Koby Roush’s car was found abandoned not too far from this area. Roush has been missing since.

The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office says, as of Monday night, no further information is being released, including if this is connected to the missing Koby Roush case.

GALLIA COUNTY, OH (WOWK) — Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin says human remains were found in an open field in Raccoon Township, Ohio, on Saturday.

A person walking near Mt. Carmel Road saw the remains and called Gallia County 911, Sheriff Champlin states.

Deputies and the Gallia County Coroner came to the scene and confirmed the remains were human, according to Sheriff Champlin.

The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio Attorney General’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation are looking into the incident.

The identity and cause of death are unknown at this time. The remains were sent to the Montgomery County Medical Examiner’s Office, Sheriff Champlin states.

He says the Sheriff’s Office will give updates once possible. This is a developing story.