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Human remains found in Lee County, Iowa

WEST POINT, Iowa (WGEM) -- Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber reported Monday that a property owner in rural West Point, Iowa, found human remains in the area of 110th Street on September 5.

Weber said the West Point Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation were notified of the discovery a performed a search of the area. Weber said no additional remains were found.

According to Weber, an additional search was conducted on September 8 by law enforcement and members of a K-9 search and rescue organization. That search also revealed no other human remains.

Weber added on September 11 the property owner conducted a large-scale brush clearing operation of the property to assist law enforcement with the search.

Weber said on September 12 around 8:25 a.m., the property owner located additional human remains.

According to Weber, law enforcement and the Lee County Medical Examiner Investigator responded and conducted an investigation.

During that investigation, Weber said personal items were discovered which will assist in the identification of the remains.

Weber said the remains were transported to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy, examination and identification.

According to Weber, there does not appear to be any signs of foul play.

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