“I was cleaning out this garage and there’s a bone that looks like it belongs to a body. We don’t know if we want to keep messing with it or not,” the caller told 911 dispatchers. “It’s a big bone.”
Police left the scene early that afternoon, but the returned about two hours later and secured the area with police tape.
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Dayton police Sgt. Robert Cligner said at the time officers did not think they were human, but when they got to the coroner’s office, they learned the remains might be human.
Police also recovered “homicide evidence” that included a bloody carpet, latex glove and casing from a bullet, according to a police report.
A second location where debris from the garage was dumped was also searched for additional remains.
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It was not immediately clear if the remains were from a male or female.
“There is a lot of post-mortem damage,” said Montgomery County Coroner Kent Harshbarger.