Hunters discover human remains in Harding Township

Published: Mar. 22, 2020 at 9:12 PM EDT
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The Lucas County Sheriff's Office is investigating after hunters found human remains in a wooded area of Harding Township.

Deputies say the discovery happened near the 10000 block of Angola, not far from S. Crissey.

Father and son Scott and Kyle Schiel are hunters who decided to prep for spring turkey season around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

But instead of setting up tents and tree-stands, they ended up stumbling upon human remains and calling 911.

Crime scene tape and part of a human skeleton is a sight the Schiels never expected to see in the wooded area where they often hunt.

A captain with the Lucas County Sheriff's Office tells 13abc the woods are on private property. He said the hunters had permission to be there, but no one lives on the land.

The Schiels said they discovered a human skull about 300 yards from the road, which they said was both shocking and scary to find.

"I found enough, you know, deer heads out here that I know an animal head that; that was not an animal head. It was for sure human. I could see the molars, and for sure it was human," said Scott Schiel.

Captain Matt Luettke said it's too soon to speculate how long the remains have been there or give any details on a possible identity.

The Schiels said they hope this discovery brings someone closure as the investigation continues. The remains were taken to the Lucas County Coroner to be identified.

Stick with 13abc as this story continues to develop.

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