Officials Confirm Bones Found In Antioch Are Human
by Brent Frazier
ANTIOCH, Tenn. - Metro Police
investigators are estimating the human remains found Saturday evening in a
wooded area off Hamilton Church Road had likely been there since last fall.
"From the state of decomposition and other factors in the wood line,
it's possible (they've been there) four to five months," said Andrew
Injaychock, a detective from the Hermitage precinct.
"We're going to have to do some follow up; be in contact with the Missing
Person unit. Also, we're close to the Rutherford County line. [We will] talk to
the Rutherford County Sheriff's office. Check any of their missing persons," Injaychock
Two young boys stumbled upon the find around sunset Saturday as they cut through
the big vacant field and stepped behind the tree row on the backside of
Hamilton Creek Apartments.
Residents like Donna Lewis watched nervously on Sunday as detectives and
field crews from the medical examiner's office worked to collect the bones
while leaving them in their pristine state.
Injaychock said the crime scene was broad, and the bones were scattered. He
said it was likely the result of wild animals, not the work of a savage killer.