Remains of missing 43-year-old man found in Dearborn County

Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 2:10 PM EDT
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DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. (WXIX) - The remains of a missing St. Leon man have been positively identified, Dearborn County Sheriff Shane McHenry said.

Deputies responded to 28460 Trackville Road around 5 p.m. Tuesday after a construction crew found a human skull on the property.

The rest of the remains were located nearby once deputies arrived on the scene.

The Dearborn County Coroner’s Office was contacted to assist with the investigation along with the crime scene technician from the Indiana State Police.

An autopsy was performed on Wednesday and the remains were identified as that of 43-year-old John Werner, a news release from the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff said Werner’s cause of death is not considered suspicious.

The 43-year-old disappeared on Feb. 12.

According to investigators, he was last seen at his home on Trojan Road in Dearborn County not too far from where the remains were discovered.

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