The Columbia Police Department has identified the human remains found on April 14 as Timothy Alan Chrouser, 47, of Columbia. Chrouser was identified through medical records. Next of kin has been notified.
Chrouser was reported missing on Sept. 2, 2019, as he had not been seen for approximately a week. Officers were able to check several of the businesses and areas that he was known to visit but was unable to locate him or anyone that had seen him recently.
On April 14, Columbia police responded to an area near I-70 Drive NW and Stadium Boulevard after an individual reported finding possible human remains.
The cause of death is still not determined. This is an ongoing investigation and there are no further details to provide at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.
Case Number 2020-003129
Original Press Release(s):
Columbia Police locate human remains near I-70 Drive NW and Stadium, April 14