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IDNR Report

(Griffith) Indiana Conservation Officers and the Griffith Police Department are investigating after partial skeletal remains were discovered by a waterfowl hunter this morning near the area of Cline Avenue and River Drive.

At approximately 7 a.m., the hunter discovered what appeared to be bone protruding from a piece of clothing in a marsh area while searching for a downed duck. A 911 call was immediately made, and Indiana Conservation Officers as well as officers from the Griffith Police Department and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

The remains were confirmed to be human and were recovered by Indiana Conservation Officers and members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team.

The identity of the remains is currently unknown, and the investigation is ongoing.

Other assisting agencies include Lake County 911 Center, Coroner’s Office, and the Griffith Fire Department.