Author Topic: BARRY COUNTY DOE: U, U - Skeletal remains found on property near Jenkins, MO - March 26, 2018  (Read 75 times)

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https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/17819

A landowner found skeletal remains on his property in a remote area on March 26, 2018. The location is near Jenkins around Farm Road 2120 in Barry County, MO. Jewelry was found with the body which is shown in this case.

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https://www.ky3.com/content/news/PICTURES-Recognize-this-jewelry-Barry-County-investigators-hope-it-helps-identify-remains-481407331.html

[size=13]PICTURES: Recognize this jewelry? Barry County investigators hope it helps identify remains[/size]






CASSVILLE, Mo. -- The Barry County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in identifying skeletal remains.

According to Detective Doug Henry with the Barry County Sheriff's Office, the remains were found on March 26. However, the sheriff's office decided to ask for the public's help in identifying them for the first time on Tuesday, May 1.

Henry says a landowner found the skeletal remains on his property in a remote area. The location is near Jenkins around Farm Road 2120.

The sheriff's office sent the remains to the University of North Texas for DNA testing, however the tests have not found anything positive at this time.

Detectives have also contacted family members of people on their missing persons list, but no one has been able to identify the remains. Because nearly two weeks have passed since the remains were found, the sheriff's office has decided to ask the public for help.

The skeletal remains had some jewelry with them and the sheriff's office has released photos of the items in hopes that someone will be able to help identify the victim. The rubber watchband pictured in the photos is a NEFF brand band.

If you have any information in this case, please call the Barry County Sheriff's Office at 417-847-6556.

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https://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article210278169.html

[size=13]Missouri authorities can't identify skeletal remains. Can this jewelry offer a clue?[/size]

Five weeks after skeletal human remains were found in rural southwest Missouri, authorities still don't have an ID they don't even know whether the person was a man or a woman. Now investigators are hoping jewelry will provide an answer.

The Barry County, Mo., Sheriff's Office posted four photos on its Facebook page Tuesday of jewelry the person was wearing at the time of death: what appeared to be a Neff rubber watchband, a metal bracelet and a bottle-cap-opener ring.

Authorities estimate the remains had been in a remote field near Jenkins, Mo., "for two to five years." A landowner found the remains on March 26, the sheriff's office told The Monett, Mo., Times.

KY3 reported that detectives checked with families of people reported missing in the area and sent the remains to the University of North Texas for DNA testing, but nothing yet has led them to an answer.

Some Facebook commenters speculate the jewelry belonged to a man.

The sheriff's office hopes social media will help identify the victim. So far, the photos of the jewelry have been shared more than 1,600 times on Facebook.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Barry County Sheriff's Office at 417-847-6556.

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https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/southwest-missouri-officials-trying-to-id-human-remains/article_332476aa-9e0a-5949-b88b-194c9071d0a2.html

[size=13]Southwest Missouri officials trying to ID human remains[/size]

JENKINS, Mo. Authorities in southwest Missouri are investigating after human skeletal remains were found in a rural area, and they're asking for the public's help.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the remains were found March 26 by a landowner. The remains were found near Jenkins, about 45 miles southwest of Springfield. The Barry County Sheriff's Office recently posted photos on its Facebook page of jewelry found with the body in hopes that someone might recognize it.

The items include a bracelet, a bottle opener ring and a rubber NEFF-brand watchband.
Bottle-opener ring

This bottle-opener ring was found on a body discovered near Jenkins, Mo. Photo courtesy Barry County Sheriff
Watch band

This NEFF-brand watch band was found on a body discovered near Jenkins, Mo. Photo courtesy Barry County Sheriff

A forensic dentist says it appears the person was an adult, but investigators have not yet determined if the remains are that of a man or woman.

Detective Doug Henry says the circumstances of the person's death are considered suspicious. Police believe the body has been at the location for two to five years.