Sheriff's Office hoping jewelry will help identify human remains

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
A blue NEFF brand rubber watch band was found among human remains located in rural Jenkins in March. The watch itself was not located. Contributed photo

Remains found in Jenkins area on March 26

The Barry County Sheriff's Office is hoping jewelry found with human remains in rural Barry County will help identify the victim.

According to Detectives Doug Henry and Rob Evenson, the remains were located by a landowner in the rural Jenkins area on March 26 after having been moved into a field by animals.

Among the human remains found in rural Jenkins was a silver bracelet. Contributed photo

The gender of the victim is unknown at this time, and the remains could be anywhere from two to five years old.

The detectives said they waited on lab reports and checked local missing persons before releasing any information, and they have eliminated several local cases as possibilities.

with the remains were multiple jewelry items, including a blue NEFF brand rubber watch band, a silver bracelet and a silver ring that doubles as a bottle opener. Detectives said the watch itself was not found.

A ring, which doubles as a bottle opener, was found among human remains located by a landowner in rural Jenkins in March. Contributed photo

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

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