Author Topic: BARRY COUNTY DOE: U, U - Skeletal remains found on property near Jenkins, MO - March 26, 2018  (Read 88 times)

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[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.