LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Remains were found near I-65 on Saturday, but it seems that aninitial analysis of those remains has been delayed.
The remains were found by a group of volunteers searching for aLafayette woman, 46-year-old Nicole Howard, who was reportedmissing by her family on July 22.
The searchers canvassed a mile-wide area of Veterans MemorialParkway on Saturday near where Howard's empty pickup truck had beenfound earlier in the week.
The group found bones and tissue, but it is not known if theybelong to Howard or even to a human being.
On Monday morning, Lieutenant Tom Davidson Lafayette Police saidnothing had been released from their office regarding whether theremains were animal or human.
Davidson said reports from other media outlets listing theremains as human were communicating unconfirmed information.
A autopsy pathologist was intially expected to inspect theremains this afternoon to determine the species. The autopsy iscurrently set for Monday evening, with the pathologist determiningwhat tests should be run by tomorrow.
Anyone that has seen Howard, or may have information to helplocate her is asked to contact Detective Scott Galloway at theLafayette Police at (765) 807-1200. You can also call the WE-TIPHotline at 1-800-78CRIME.
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