Skeleton Found in Macon County
After finding the skeleton, the hunter called the Conservation department, who called the Macon sheriff, who eventually called the FBI. In the end, six agencies were digging and speculating at the scene. A special FBI recovery team spent all day Monday removing the skeleton and transporting it to the MU Pathology department in Columbia. The skeleten is temporarily being held at the medical examiner. But as early as Wednesday it could be moved to the Human Remains Identification Lab on the MU campus.
"We're looking for, right now, positive identification, any other information that they can give us relative to the situation. We'll see where we are and take it from there," said Larry Dudgeon of the Macon county Sheriff's department.
Thye forensic tests at MU should only take one or two days to complete.