Police Come Up Empty Again In Delaware Cemetery Dig

Police Come Up Empty Again In Delaware Cemetery Dig (Image 1)

Columbus Police, crime scene investigators and Ohio State University anthropologists dug in a wooded area next to a Delaware cemetery for the second time in as many weeks. 

Law enforcement officials were acting on a tip that human remains might be buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, but ended up finding nothing. 

The digging took place about 15 feet away from last week’s dig. One OSU anthropologist tells NBC4 there is no signs of any human remains in this area. Columbus Police said they do not have any scheduled plans to return to the site, and did not say which case this dig may be connected to.

Neighbors said an inmate was brought to this site in shackles last week. That inmate allegedly told law enforcement officers where a body might be found. 

Howard Crockett lives next to the cemetery. 

“I saw the paddy wagon from Columbus bring the guy in,” Crockett said. “He was in handcuffs.”

Neighbor Kim Fleshman added it was “scary” to see the search going on.

“…stuff like this doesn’t usually happen in Delaware,” she said. “Finding out this is all going on is just really worrying.”

Monday, the same neighbors said a cadaver dog picked up on a scent in the wooded area. 

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