BROWNSBURG, Ind. (WISH) - Police are investigating bones found in rural Brownsburg Monday morning.
The bones were found at 9:19 a.m. in the 10000 block of East Maloney Road. That location is near North Raceway Road and between county roads 950 North and 750 North.
A man found the bones in a 120-gallon well tank that's 6 feet high. The tank is located in a vacant field on top of the ground.
Officials on the scene say the property owner recently purchased the land when he noticed the well tank. He gave his friend permission to cut the tank up for scraps when he found the remains.
"Had he not, the tank would have found its way to a landfill and not be discovered," said Hendricks County Lt. JimYetter.
Deputies believe the body may belong to a man, based on clothing found inside the tank.
University of Indianapolis Forensic team was on the scene assisting with the removal of the bones. According to Hendricks Count Deputies a full skelton was found in the tank.
Pathologists will try to extract DNA from the bones. Currently, there are active missing persons cases in Hendricks County. That's why Hendricks County deputies will ask Marion County and Boone County investigators to check their missing persons file.
Cadaver dogs sniffed the scene, looking for other remains around the property, but no additional remains were discovered.
"Scary," said resident who did wish to be named.
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