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.
Although they returned with lights and sirens activated in hopes of catching the cleaning crew, they already gone, Cligner said.
News Center 7 saw Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger arrive at the garage around 4 p.m. and did not leave until shortly before 6 p.m.
Homicide detectives also responded, and police will remain there overnight to protect the area, Cligner said.
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Firefighters responded Sept. 17 after the detached garage was found engulfed. Firefighters said at that time they considered the fire suspicious.