An investigation is underway after skeletal remains were discovered over the weekend in Pettis County. According to the Pettis County Sheriff's Office, a Missouri Conservation agent reported locating human bones in a densely wooded area near the Eagle Brook Farm subdivision southeast of Sedalia. Investigators  processed the scene with the assistance of a forensic anthropologist and an investigator with the Boone County Medical Examiners Office. The remains and other evidence were transported to Columbia for further analysis to determine identity.

Kurt Parsons

News release from the Pettis County Sheriff's Office

Pettis County Sheriff, Coroner Recover Skeletal Remains

On Saturday evening, October 27, a Missouri Conservation agent reported locating human bones in a densely wooded area near the Eagle Brook Farm subdivision southeast of Sedalia.  Pettis County deputies responded to the agent’s location and took custody of the scene for the night.

On Sunday, investigators from the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office and Pettis County Coroner’s Office processed the scene with the assistance of a forensic anthropologist and an investigator with the Boone County Medical Examiners Office.  Skeletal remains and other evidence were recovered and transported to Columbia for further analysis to determine identity.

The case currently remains under investigation.  Sheriff Kevin Bond thanks the Sedalia/Pettis County EMA and the Pettis County Fire Protection District for their assistance in providing equipment and resources.