Human bones found behind shopping area in Hobart

2013-09-20T20:58:00Z 2013-09-23T18:27:40Z Human bones found behind shopping area in HobartTimes Staff nwitimes.com
September 20, 2013 8:58 pm  • 

HOBART | Scattered human bones, including a skull, were found Friday night in a wooded area behind the Crossings at Hobart strip mall on U.S. 30.

Police also found belongings near the bones believed to belong to the person, said Hobart police Investigative Services Cmdr. Jeremy Ogden.

A man riding a bicycle discovered the remains sometime after 5 p.m., Hobart Detective Dave Evans said.

The bones were being collected by police and the Lake County coroner's office. It will be up to the coroner's office to make an identification, Ogden said. Coroner's office workers were working at the scene late Friday and were unavailable for comment.

Both departments, along with the Lake County Crime Lab, will be investigating. Authorities said they have good leads and don't believe foul play was involved.

The Crossings at Hobart shopping area, which includes Old Navy and Toys R Us, is in the 2100 block of East 79th Avenue, north of the Westfield Southlake mall.

An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.

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