- Associated Press - Monday, January 18, 2016

CELINA, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in northwest Ohio are proceeding with a homicide investigation after determining some recently discovered skeletal remains contain human bones.

The Lima News reports (bit.ly/1OXQqbq) Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced the probe Friday after an analysis. That included DNA sampling and an autopsy by a forensic anthropologist at Cincinnati’s Mount St. Joseph University. It found some of the bones were human, some animal.

A hiker found the remains Jan. 3 near Grand Lake St. Marys in the city of Celina (suh-LEYE’-nuh). Authorities initially thought they were from an animal carcass but questions arose.

Grey says there appears to be a single victim, a man between 20 and 35 and between 5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall. The body apparently was placed there sometime in 2015.

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Information from: The Lima News, https://www.limanews.com

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