Police speak with family of missing woman after remains found in Colerain

Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 5:27 PM EDT

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - Police are investigating after human remains were found in Colerain, according to the Colerain Township Police Department.

Officers responded to the 4400 block of Dry Ridge Road sometime Tuesday after a person called saying they had found remains in a nearby wooded area.

A Hamilton County Coroner’s Office representative is at the scene.

The family of Lindsay Bass, a woman missing since May, tell FOX19 police told them the remains had on the same clothing their daughter wore when she disappeared.

Bass was last seen wearing charcoal sweat pants, hot pink high tops and a black long-sleeve shirt with the number 7 on it.

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Police have not confirmed the Bass connection, nor have they said whether they suspect foul play.

The remains were found just 40 yards from the property of Nick Hamer, who says he’s the one who found them.

“We were smelling a dead animal smell and we thought it could be the deer that come by here every now and again,” Hamer said. “And so, I wanted to see what it was, if it were around here, so I could move it somewhere else, ‘cause we were smelling it. I went in and I couldn’t find anything, but one of my dogs came across it.”

Hamer says he immediately recognized what his dogs had found, and he called Colerain police.

“My condolences,” he said. “I’m praying for them. It’s terrible, and my thoughts are with them.”

We will update this developing story as more information surfaces.

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