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Human remains found near Hebron

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The badly decomposed body of an unidentified man was found on Monday in a water-filled culvert in unincorporated Hebron, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.

Sgt. Larry LaFlower told the Chesterton Tribune today that the body was found around 5:11 p.m. by a citizen in the 90-degree elbow turn of a culvert on C.R. 500W, between C.R. 900S and C.R. 1000S, in Boone Township.

The body is too severely decomposed to make an immediate determination of race or age, LaFlower said, nor were there any obvious, or observable, signs of trauma.

LaFlower noted that the culvert is located in a relatively untraveled part of the county, surrounded by farmland.

Detectives today were following up on any reports of missing persons, LaFlower added.

Coroner Chuck Harris was hopeful this morning that a forensic autopsy could be scheduled for later today in Mishawaka.

Harris said that the man’s nude body was in about three feet of water and looks to have been in the culvert “possibly for several months.”



Posted 4/16/2013