HANCOCK COUNTY — Human remains found in a sleeping bag along Interstate 75 this week south of Findlay were not related to a similar incident earlier this week in Columbus, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
“A lot of people are asking if this could be connected to the body that was found on I-70. It is not. We’ve already checked with Columbus P.D. and it is two totally separate incidents, so there’s no connection there, but as far as our investigation goes, there is nothing new to update,” said Lt. Matt Crow, commander of the Findlay highway patrol post.
Crow confirmed that the remains from the I-75 case have been sent to the Lucas County coroner’s office and an autopsy was conducted on Tuesday.
Results of that autopsy haven’t been released.
A media release could come by the end of the week or early next week.
Crow also confirms that the human remains were not all together, that is, there were pieces of the body in the sleeping bag.
Crow says they have received numerous calls from the public who may have seen unusual activity near where the human remains were found or want to know if the remains may be their son or daughter.
“We have had a ton of calls on this. Obviously, when there are people that have loved ones that have been missing, they’re going to be calling,” said Crow.
Anyone with information can contact the Findlay post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 419-423-1414. You can email Lt. Crow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.