UPDATE: Sheriff Fitzgerald Posts Update in Discovery of Skeletal Remains Investigation

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | DrydenWire |


BARRON COUNTY -- Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald has posted an update on the skeletal remains investigation.

Unidentified Bones Update

Many of you are following this story and here is the information as of today, nothing new just giving you an update. We are waiting for the results just like you.

The bone are at the University of Texas where there is a team of forensic anthropologists that will do a full survey of the remains, extract appropriate tissue for DNA if needed, and will enter the information. They are a free service through the Department of Justice and will give us a full report, (with the second review by an additional anthropologist). They are the best in the country according to the Midwest Medical Examiners Office.

I don't know the turn around time but they have had the bones about 1 month.

Sheriff Fitzgerald


**Previous Post**

Skeletal Remains of Human Body Discovered in Barron County

Monday, December 4, 2017 | BCSD l Press Release

On December 3, 2017, a subject called the sheriff’s department stating his dog had brought home what looked like the partial remains of a human skull.

Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area south of Barron on 10th Ave and identified the skull as what was believed to be a human skull.

A search of a wooded area near the house was conducted and the skeletal remains of a body were discovered.

The Wisconsin State Patrol, the Barron County Medical Examiner, the Wisconsin State Crime Lab and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in MN are all assisting with the case to determine more information on if it is a male or female, how long it have been there and any other way to determine the identification of the remains.

At this time, Barron County has no missing person cases and we are contacting surrounding counties as to other missing person cases.

Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff



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