May 7, 2014
An autopsy report from the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office has indicated that the human remains found Sunday at Goodwill Chapel Trailer Park are from a single body of a white female.
A forensic anthropologist was called in after the medical examiner’s autopsy to complete further analysis, which could provide information on when the victim died.
No suspects have been named in the case, and Sheriff Kevin Bond told the Democrat Wednesday morning the case is being treated as a “suspicious death.”
Pettis County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing the investigation into the human remains found Sunday, conducting follow-up interviews and processing evidence.
According to Bond, deputies were called to the park, located south of Sedalia in Pettis County, around 2:30 p.m. Sunday after being alerted to possible remains by park maintenance workers. Deputies located partial human remains outside the trailer and began securing and processing the scene. Bond said a deputy searching a wooded area near the trailer found additional remains about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Cadaver dogs provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Search and Rescue Team canvassed the area around Trailer No. 19 at the Goodwill Chapel Trailer Park in the 26000 block of Goodwill Chapel Road Monday afternoon, but turned up no additional remains.
Sheriff Bond urges anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Pettis County Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 660-827-TIPS, or call the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office at 660-827-0052.