Skeleton Found in Macon County

1 decade 2 years 9 months ago Tuesday, April 24 2007 Apr 24, 2007 Tuesday, April 24, 2007 5:28:29 PM CDT April 24, 2007 in News
A Macon county resident was turkey hunting Sunday morning when he discovered a human skeleton on his property. At this point though it's a waiting game until test results come in. The bones were discovered 4 miles south of the little town of Excello which is near Hwy 63 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.

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