Tentative ID made on Dawes County human remains
The Dawes County Attorney's office says human remains found in a pasture north of Chadron July 16th have been tentatively identified, but a positive identification is pending.
County Attorney Vance Haug says a positive identification will not be released until confirmation is made through dental records or DNA testing. against samples from suspected, living family members. The remains were found Monday morning by a rancher working cattle on his property near Highway 385 close to the South Dakota state line.
Haug says a preliminary investigation of the remains has been completed by Scottsbluff pathologist Dr. Pete Schilke in an effort to assist him and investigators in determining the cause of death. But the remains will be further examined by a forensic anthropologist based in Colorado and additional witnesses will be interviewed prior to a suspected cause of death being released.
The remains were found by a rancher working cattle on his property near Highway 385 close to the South Dakota state line.
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