Human Remains Found While Man Searches For Deer Antlers

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A startling discovery was made by a man who was searching for antlers shed by deer over the weekend.

In an area close to Humboldt, Kansas, around 110 miles east of Wichita, the unidentified man stumbled upon human skeletal remains, prompting an investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Allen County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation was initiated after the Allen County Sheriff’s Office called for KBI assistance on Saturday, March 18, at 5:50 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene, KBI agents and the Crime Scene Response Team found the human remains and started a full-blown investigation.

The identity of the deceased is yet to be established, and it is unclear how long the remains have been in the area. Furthermore, it is expected that the process of identifying the remains will take longer than usual due to their condition.

“Positive identification is expected to take longer than typical cases due to the condition of the remains,” KBI said, according to 6 ABC. “Death investigations may be determined to be the result of homicide, suicide, natural causes, or an accident. No threat to the public exists related to this incident.”

The KBI has stated that there is no threat to the public related to the incident, and the investigation is still ongoing. However, it is unknown when an autopsy will take place, and there has been no indication of any linked missing persons reports.

The KBI is requesting that anyone with information regarding the case contacts them at 1-800-KS-CRIME or the Allen County Sheriff’s Office at (620) 365-1400.

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