WARSAW – Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man whose body was found in early April in a field north of Pierceton.
Authorities found the human remains on April 2 about 300 yards from SR 13, south of Old Road 30, according to a news release from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office.
Over the past few weeks, investigators have submitted evidence for analysis. Fingerprints and DNA samples failed to help with identification, the statement said.
DNA analysis confirmed it was a male who had black hair and stood about five feet, five inches tall.
On Thursday, April 30, police released photographs of two shirts and a bracelet that were found with the body. The first shirt is a blue, size small Vans brand long sleeve shirt. The second is a sleeveless Maple Grove black jersey type shirt.
Investigators have found the original owner of the Maple Grove jersey, who advised he donated the jersey to Goodwill in 2016.
Additional DNA testing is in the process, but results have been delayed due to the COVID crisis.
Authorities have not released any other information about the man.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office at (574)-267-5667.