Discovery of partial human skull leads to search at solid waste station

Montgomery County Environmental Services Solid Waste Transfer Station is closed Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 24, 2021, until further notice for an active police investigation. Jim Noelker / Staff
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Montgomery County Environmental Services Solid Waste Transfer Station is closed Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 24, 2021, until further notice for an active police investigation. Jim Noelker / Staff

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker

Montgomery County Environmental Services Solid Waste Transfer station reopens following police investigation

The discovery of possible human remains later determined to be a piece of a human skull led to the Tuesday afternoon shutdown of the Montgomery County Environmental Services Solid Waste Transfer Station in Moraine.

Officers from the Moraine Police Division assisted the Kettering Police Department initiated an investigation around 2 p.m. involving possible human remains, Moraine police said.

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Preliminary information led to the search of the solid waste transfer station on Encrete Lane. The facility was closed for about four hours as investigators from multiple agencies searched for evidence in the debris.

Nothing was found, according to police.

The transfer station has reopened and is operating as usual, according to a Montgomery County spokeswoman.

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The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office determined the possible remains that prompted the search was a piece a human skull of an unknown gender, age and race, according to police.

It is not clear where the remains originated.

Moraine police believe the piece of the skull was found along the road on Encrete Lane, but are working with Kettering police to determine exactly where it was discovered.

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Anyone with information regarding this case should call Moraine police at 937-535-1166.

We are working to learn more and will update this story as information is released.