Remains identified as missing Munster man

2014-05-14T00:05:00Z Remains identified as missing Munster manTimes Staff nwitimes.com
May 14, 2014 12:05 am  • 

A body discovered last week in rural Grant Park, Ill., has been identified as Richard E. Spindler, 22, of Munster.

The remains were found May 6 in a farm field, Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner said in a prepared news release. 

Spindler was last seen Nov. 15 by a relative in Munster. A day later, the car he had been driving was found in the area of 9000 North Road and 12000 East Road in rural Grant Park.

Gessner's office worked with Kankakee County sheriff's department deputies and members of the Major Crimes Task Force and other authorities to recover the remains, which had been scattered over a very large area, Gessner said.

No evidence of trauma was found on the remains, Gessner said. The cause of death has been ruled undetermined.

Local police said Spindler at one time lived in Crown Point and knew people throughout Northwest Indiana.

An earlier search by authorities near where Spindler's car was found proved unsuccessful.

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