(Neb.)-Possible Identification On Remains Found In Dawes County
(Chadron)-The Dawes County Attorney’s Office has released more information on the human remains that were found in northern Dawes County on July 16. The remains were discovered in a pasture by a rancher checking cattle.
County Attorney Vance Haug stated in the release that the Dawes County Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska State Patrol investigators have tentatively identified the remains, but positive identification is pending. No names will be released until confirmation is made through dental records, or DNA testing against samples from suspected living family members.
Scottsbluff pathologist Dr. Pete Schilke conducted a preliminary examination of the remains in an effort to assist Haug in his role as Dawes County Coroner, in hopes of determining the cause of death. The remains will be further examined by a forensic anthropologist in Colorado, and additional witnesses will be interviewed prior to a suspected cause of death being released.
The investigation in the matter is continuing, and being conducted by the Dawes County Sheriff’s Office, Dawes County Attorney/Coroner’s Office and the Nebraska State Patrol.
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