The Columbia Police Department and Solid Waste Utility have completed the exploratory landfill dig in relation to the 2006 disappearance of Megan Shultz.
On Wednesday, Sept. 18, detectives and Solid Waste Utility crews found what appeared to be human remains. A professional anthropologist confirmed that what was found is, in fact, human remains.
No further evidence has been located in the areas determined to have been used at the time of her disappearance. All evidence that has been collected will undergo extensive analysis, including DNA testing.
"I again want to thank the CPD detectives and officers, as well as the Solid Waste Utility team, for their dedication and assistance," Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones said. "This has been a tremendous team effort to hopefully bring closure for Megan's family and friends."
Anyone with information regarding Megan’s disappearance and this case is asked to contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.
Case number 2006-009538
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