Searchers prepare to search the woods along Timber Road in Cana for more evidence related to the human bones discovered Sunday.
On Tuesday, searchers were out in force, scouring the area along Timber Road in Cana where human remains were found, in an attempt to find more bones or additional evidence.
Investigator Donnie Spangler said Tuesday while the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office isn’t assuming anything concerning an identity compared to a missing persons list, the information they currently have has been sent out to surrounding localities so officials there can check their own lists of missing individuals. Spangler said once the state lab is finished with its analysis, an identity match will become more likely.
“As soon as we get information from the state lab, they’ll put a DNA sample in the FBI database,” Spangler said. "Once we get confirmation from the lab, we'll put the information out there."
Spangler said the lab should be able to determine a height and weight, which should also help in determining a match.
The remains were discovered around noon on Sunday. At that time, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office got the call to respond to Timber Road in Cana, where a man picking up trash had discovered skeletal remains while clearing the wood line on a piece of property, about 200 yards off of Bear Trail between U.S. 52 and Wards Gap Road. Late Sunday evening, Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner confirmed that the remains were human.
Gardner later said that an anthropologist determined that the remains were likely from a 25 to 35-year old male.