Suspected Human Remains Found in Eastern Iowa Landfill
Local law enforcement agencies in the Clinton area are currently investigating what appears to be human remains found in the Clinton County landfill.
According to KCRG, "The employees found told deputies they found it before 11 a.m. on October 8 and contacted the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and Clinton Police, according to a media release from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. The remains are believed to be human and have been turned over to the Clinton County Medical Examiner’s Office for further examination."
A team of 30 people was collected on the scene and has begun to search the area in which the remains were found to determine if any more evidence can be collected at this time. There have been no further reports regarding any findings by that team of individuals.
As of now, the case will be under investigation by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton Police Department, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations, and the Clinton County Medical Examiner’s Office.
At the scene, the Clinton County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Clinton Police Department, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations, Iowa State Patrol, Clinton County Medical Examiner’s Office, Clinton County Emergency Management, Clinton County Maintenance Department, and Rittmer Incorporated.
WHO13 adds that anyone with information regarding the case is asked to "contact the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office at (563) 242-9211, Clinton County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-883-8015, or use the Clinton County Crime Stoppers P3 Tips Mobile App."
This discovery comes just 20 months after a previous search by authorities took place at the landfill in connection to a violent crime that took place in the Clinton area in February of 2021.
The case involved the murder of Khalil Pugh by Lewis Vaughn. You can read the entirety of that story from the Clinton Herald here.