KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. (WISH) - Bones found in a Henry County home have the coroner's office there investigating, as a family tries to figure out where they came from.
The family discovered human bones, gruesome morgue photos and bottles of formaldehyde tucked away in corners of their home. It's a spook the Booher family hadn't expected days before Halloween.
"It's a fear that I can't come through there," said Patricia Booher.
UPDATE | Family discovers more bones.
Patricia Booher says her family found "boxes full of stuff" in her son's bedroom attic.
"The embalming fluid box was full; all the bottles had not been open," she said.
Police investigated and determined the bones to be of a model. Then Richard Booher and his daughter went to the basement this weekend and made another discovery: more bones.
Investigators confirmed the fragments to be bones. The Henry County Coroner's officer is now investigating the case.
They have sent the bones to Ball State University's anthropology department to be identified.
"We don't believe that there's anything criminal (in) nature at this time. There was some actual old embalming chemicals in the attic as well, so it's probably good to get those out of the house," said Knightstown Police Officer Anthony Lorton.
The Boohers said they were just looking for space to store their air conditioner for the winter.
"We just thought it was old stuff from people that maybe had lived here before and left - old nick-nacks and dishes," Patricia said.
The Boohers moved into the home in February.
They believe that someone who rented the house at some point in time may have been a mortician and left the items. There were several urns and old medical tools left behind — they just want to make sure nothing morbid happened at their home.
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