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No Timeline for Identifying Human Remains Found Near Manchester

It was one week ago today that authorities announced that human remains had been found near Manchester.

And for those hoping for a quick answer, the case may not be solved anytime soon.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says they were notified earlier this month that human remains were found by pheasant hunters in a field about one mile south of 1381 180th Street west of Manchester. Though the remains have not been positively identified yet, authorities believe the remains are those of 55-year old Brian “Farmer” Burns of Manchester, who was reported missing nearly ten years ago.

Delaware County Sheriff John LeClere told KMCH on Tuesday that they do not have a timeline on how long it will take to identify the remains. LeClere also says they are not releasing information on the condition of the remains at this time.

The remains have been transported to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office for positive identification and autopsy. 

Sheriff LeClere says the case remains under investigation.


photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH

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