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Skeletal remains indentified as that of missing Auburn man

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. -- The investigation into human remains discovered on Feb. 17 are ongoing but the victim has been identified, according to the Indiana State Police.

The remains were found in a wooded area just west of C&A Tool Engineering in Auburn city.

A detective assigned to the case indicated that between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Feb.17 the skeletal remains of an unidentified person were located by someone walking in the woods.

Identification of the remains were difficult due to rapid deterioration of the body.

On Monday, Feb. 19 in Fort Wayne, an autopsy was conducted but additional information was not found.

The remains were taken to a forensic anthropologist in Indianapolis for examination.

The skeletal remains have now been determined to be those of 59-year-old Richard McComb Jr. from the city of Auburn.

Investigators are piecing together exactly how and why McComb was found in this location.

Anyone with information is asked to call Indiana State Police Detective David Poe at 269-432-8661 or Auburn Police Detective Stacy Sexton at 260-920-3200.

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