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New Skeletal Remains Believed To Be Of Katelyn Markham

Posted On April 22, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

Katelyn Markham

Katelyn Markham

(Cedar Grove, Ind.) – Bones believed to be additional remains of homicide victim Katlyn Markham have been found in the same Franklin County spot where her remains were found last year.

Markham, a 21-year-old Fairfield, Ohio resident, disappeared from her home in August of 2011. In April of 2013, a man scavenging for scrap metal came across skeletal remains later determined to be those of Markham along Big Cedar Road in Cedar Grove.

A permanent memorial now stands at the spot where Katelyn Markham's remains were found on Big Cedar Road in Cedar Grove, Indiana. file photo

A permanent memorial now stands at the spot where Katelyn Markham’s remains were found on Big Cedar Road in Cedar Grove, Indiana.
file photo

Indiana State Police and Franklin County Coroner Wanda Lee announced Tuesday that more skeletal remains were found at the same site this past April 10.

According to state police, Texas Equusearch reached out to volunteer a search team. They conducted a site search in cooperation with the Indiana State Police and the Franklin County Coroner’s Office on Saturday, April 19. More solitary human bones were found during that search.

While investigators are still working to verify that the newly-discovered skeletal remains are also that of Markham, initial observation leads police to believe they are.

Lee said the remains were taken to Indianapolis on Monday where a forensic anthropologist will conduct a post-mortem examination and confirm the identity of the skeletal remains. 

Indiana State Police said that they continue to work with Fairfield Police on the Markham case. Anyone who has any information regarding her death is urged to call the Indiana State Police at (812) 689-5000, Fairfield Police at (513) 867-6094, or Crime Stoppers at 888-352-3040 or (513) 352-3040.

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