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Update – Human Remains in Scioto County, was a Middle Aged Woman with a Unique Birth Defect


Scioto County – Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman states that his office was contacted on Friday, December 2, 2022, at approximately 10:33 a.m., by a hunter who thought he might have discovered human remains.

Sheriff Thoroughman stated that deputies and detectives responded to the location, as well as Scioto County Coroner Doctor Adams. The remains were confirmed to be that of a human. Dr. Adams, in discussions with the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, requested the assistance of an anthropology team to assist in the investigation.

Now they are releasing some of the details of the body to help with identification.

After a preliminary review of the remains the biological profile suggest a white female between the ages of 30-50 being of average height, no upper teeth, no lower teeth (recently removed). This female has an abnormal growth on the right side of her scapula which may have caused it to project from the back differently than the left scapula, being from a birth defect. This may or may not have been visible. In addition, two right ribs are fused along most of the length of the ribs. The review suggest that the remains are less than two years old.

Sheriff Thoroughman stated that detectives are currently working in conjunction with other agencies and the coroner to help identify these remains.