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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:23 am

Verbatim: LaGrange County human skeletal remains ID'd

Indiana State Police issued the following news release today:

(LaGrange County, IN) – The Indiana State Police have been investigating the discovery of human skeletal remains which were located on April 8, 2018, in a field in rural LaGrange County.

The investigation, which is being conducted by Detective David Poe, has preliminarily indicated that in the morning hours on April 8, 2018, the skeletal remains of an unknown person were located by a property owner near County Roads 950 East and 350 South.

On April 9, 2018 a Forensic Anthropologist Team with the University of Indianapolis assisted with the recovery of the skeletal remains. Due to the level of decomposition, immediate identification of the person was not possible. DNA testing along with an anthropological exam was conducted to determine the manner of death and to determine the person’s identity.

As a result of this cooperative investigative work, the remains have been identified as 47 year old Tiffany A. Huffman, who had been reported as a missing person and had last been seen in the Stroh, Indiana area on July 20, 2012. The LaGrange County Coroner has not determined a cause of death, but at this time, foul play is not suspected.

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time. The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, LaGrange County Coroner’s Office, Stroh Fire and Rescue, Indiana Search and Response Team, and University of Indianapolis Forensic Anthropologist Team are assisting Poe with this investigation.