User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


56° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Hunter Finds Decomposed Remains In Deuel Co.

December 17, 2012, 5:59 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Hunter Finds Decomposed Remains In Deuel Co.
DEUEL COUNTY, SD -

Authorities are asking for the public's help after discovering the remains of two full-term fetuses in a rural Deuel County tree grove.

The remains were found November 2 but details are starting to come out now because several tests have been done to determine that the discovery was in fact human remains.    

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says those test results list what was found as two full-term fetuses capable of surviving outside the womb. Authorities are unclear about if the babies were born and in what state they were born.

The Deuel County Sheriff's Office has been working with the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation since the discovery was made.

"The agencies are working close enough together to where hopefully we get an answer in not too long a time," Deuel County Sheriff Dave Solem said.

The report sent to the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office said the remains were in a state of severe decomposition. One of the bodies was inside a cooler in the tree grove; a second set of remains were found outside the cooler. Jackley considers the case a homicide investigation.

The Deuel County Sheriff says that a hunter found the remains.

"It's not a heavily populated county really, but we're hoping somebody has seen something, or somebody may have overheard somebody saying something. Anything that will help us," Solem said.

Solem says something else that complicates the investigation is that the site where the remains were found is near Astoria, in the far southeastern corner of the county.

"It's within a half mile of the Minnesota border. We're approximately six miles north of the Brookings County line. We've got 650 square miles here in the county and we're asking for the public's help," Solem said.

Jackley says they are asking anyone with knowledge about this case, even doctors who could know someone pre or post pregnancy, to call the Division of Criminal Investigation at 605 882-5238 ext. 7 or the Deuel County Sheriff’s Office at 605-874-8213.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES
Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Homeowner, Firefighter Dead After Overnight House Fire

4/13/2015 7:34 AM

According to Brandon Police Chief David Kull, 47-year-old homeowner David Smith was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital where he was pronounced dead...

Full Story
Procession Held For Fallen Volunteer Firefighter

4/13/2015 10:49 AM

Several law enforcement agencies assisted in a procession to transport a firefighter who died in a Brandon house fire.

Full Story
6 Arrested In Sex Trafficking Investigations

4/13/2015 10:15 AM

The arrests were made following investigations into sex trafficking in Sioux Falls by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and Internet...

Full Story
Man Arrested For 1989 Minnehaha County Homicide

4/17/2015 9:47 AM

57-year-old Kim Leroy Aune was arrested by authorities in Lee County, Florida in connection with the 1989 death of Kimberly Eidsness.

Full Story
11 Year Old SF Student Faces Drug & Assault Charges

4/16/2015 12:12 PM

An 11-year-old Patrick Henry Middle School student is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon after bringing a BB gun to school.

Full Story


Events