Remains found in Daviess Co. in 2015 ID’d as missing person from 1981

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DAVIESS COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office reports remains that were found back in 2015 have been positively identified as a missing person from 1981. They are now investigating this case as a homicide.

Officials reported the remains were found on April 7, 2015 in Odon.

The remains have been identified as Ira Freeman Kemp, who was reported missing on or about January 25, 1981. The remains had to be sent to the University of Northern Texas for extensive DNA testing.

It was on April 8, 2015 the remains were discovered in a drainage culvert in Odon. At the time officials reported that two young men playing in the drainage culvert off of Grove Street when they found the remains. A source close to the investigation explained a gun was found alongside the remains.

At that time in the investigation, officials did not believe foul play was involved. But now, this is a homicide investigation.

Daviess County Sheriff’s Office reported family members have been notified and funeral arrangements are now pending.

No other information is available at this time.

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