Police: Human remains found at NW Indiana home


Police in northwestern Indiana investigating a Florida woman's disappearance confirm human remains have been found in the backyard of her recently deceased daughter's home.

The Journal & Courier reports Fowler Police Chief Dennis Rice said in a news release Sunday that the remains uncovered Saturday were human but the sex, age and identity of the remains and the cause of death haven't been determined.

Benton County Sheriff Butch Pritchett told WLFI-TV on Saturday that the body of 68-year-old Nena Metoyer of Dunedin, Florida, had been found at the Fowler home. A request for comment was left for Pritchett Sunday at the sheriff's department.

Metoyer was reported missing Sept. 24. She had traveled to Fowler, about 70 miles south of Gary, in August to care for her ailing daughter.

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