HOLMES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZMQ) – The Menominee County Sheriff’s Office detectives have recovered more human skeletal remains in the same area where they found a human skull about a week prior.
On Wednesday, May 10, deputies were called to Swanson Rd. #24.5 in Holmes Township for the discovery of of partial skeletal remains at a residential property. Deputies confirmed the remains found were a human skull.
Law enforcement agencies, with the help of a cadaver dog, worked into the following afternoon to locate additional remains.
On Tuesday, May 16, additional remains were discovered at the same property by members of the Menominee County Sheriff’s Office Bay Area Mounted Search and Rescue (BAMSAR) unit.
Although the case is still under investigation, authorities say no foul play is suspected. The remains have not been scientifically identified yet, but probable identification has been made.
The remains have been released to the Anderson-Diehm Funeral Home in Stephenson until positive DNA identification and contact of next-of-kin can be made.
Sheriff Mike Holmes encourages anyone with information related to this incident to contact the Menominee County Sheriff’s Office at 906-863-4441. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Marinette and Menominee Counties Facebook page or through the Crime Stoppers app.
The Menominee County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Michigan State Police Gladstone and Iron Mountain Posts, Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, the Menominee Police Department’s Robotics Unit, and BAMSAR.