On Saturday, Aug, 22 at approximately 9:50 a.m., Columbia police responded to the 100 block of Austin Avenue after an individual reported finding possible human remains. Upon arrival, officers were able to confirm human remains, which were heavily decomposed.
The Boone County Medical Examiner was contacted and the remains were transported to the medical examiner's office for further analysis.
A cause of death and identity has not yet been determined. This case is open and active. There are no additional details to provide.
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 2020-007651