UPDATE: Additional skeletal remains found in Holmes Township
HOLMES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - Detectives have located more human remains in Holmes Township following the discovery of a human skull last week.
On Wednesday May 10, detectives from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Office were alerted to the discovery of a human skull at a residential property near Swanson Road #24.5. At the time, they did not find the rest of the remains.
On the morning of Tuesday, May 16, members of the Menominee County Sheriff’s Office Bay Area Mounted Search and Rescue (BAMSAR) unit located the rest of the skeletal remains.
Michigan State Police (MSP) processed the scene and the remains were released to Anderson-Diehm Funeral Home in Stephenson until a positive DNA identification can be made and next of kin contacted.
The Menominee County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the MSP, Marquette County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, Menominee Police Department Robotics Unit, BAMSAR and Menominee County 911.
Last published: May 12, 2023 2:23:27 PM
Human remains were recovered from a wooded location in Holmes Township.
On Wednesday May 10, detectives from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Office were alerted to the discovery of partial skeletal remains at a residential property on Swanson Road #24.5.
Deputies responded to the scene and found a human skull.
With the assistance of a cadaver dog, law enforcement agencies worked into the following day to attempt to locate additional remains.
The remains have not yet been scientifically identified, but probable identification has been made. That identification will not be released until it is confirmed. The case remains under investigation although no foul play is suspected at this time.
Menominee County Sheriff Mike Holmes encourages anyone with information related to this incident to contact the Menominee County Sheriff’s Office at 906-863-441.
Tips may also be reported anonymously via the Crime Stoppers of Marinette and Menominee County Facebook Page or through the Crime Stoppers mobile tip app.
The Menominee County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Michigan State Police Gladstone and Iron Mountain Posts, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, and the Menominee Police Department’s Robotics Unit and Bay Area Mountain Search and Rescue.
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