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Human remains found in Indiana swamps identified

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A human body found last month has been identified as a mentally disabled woman who left a nearby group home more than two years ago.

Age 48 at the time, walking through an industrial park near the Tri-Union Express Trucking sign on the 1900 block of Lafayette Court between 6:00 and 6:15 a.m. on May 16, 2020. Griffith Police previously said Dushawna Glover was last seen.

She had moved into a group home “several blocks” from where her body was found, more than a week before she went missing. Glover was seen walking alone in security footage of her.Police later found her sandals nearby.Griffith Police Detect Sgt.Albert Tarp said in Tuesday’s release: said to

No wrongdoing was suspected, he said.

Glover’s remains were identified on Nov. 14 with the help of forensic anthropologist Dr. Christa Latham, director of the Center for Human Identification at the University of Indianapolis, Lake County Coroner David Pastrick said in a statement. rice field.

Both Tharp and Patrick have extended their condolences to Glover’s family.

Tyler Bullock, a spokesman for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, previously reported that on October 23, around 7:00 a.m., a duck hunter searching for a fallen duck in a swamp in 1901 found bones sticking out of his clothing. He said in a release that he had found it. North of River Road, Cline Avenue. Officers from the Ranger, Griffith County Sheriff, and Lake County Sheriff responded to the scene, Block said.

A Lake County Sheriff’s Department submersible team, along with officers assigned to the drones, assisted in the search for several hours, Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez said at the time. In an earlier news release, Patrick said many skeletons were found during the search. Patrick said that based on his experience and the condition of the remains, the decedent appears to have been dead for over six months, and that a significant amount of time has passed since the outbreak.

The body was found only half a mile from where Glover was last seen. Glover’s disappearance led to a major search two days later near the River Road and the Little Calumet River, in which members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Air Force, Hammond Police Department Drone Squad, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources launched a boat. used, all-terrain vehicles, and officers of Canadian Railways.

mcolias@post-trib.com

Michelle L. Quinn is a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune.

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