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Hammond Bones Draw Police Closer to Suspect

Investigators find more bones at site



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    A forensic scientist and four of his graduate students joined Hammond, Ind., police on a quest for clues after apparent human bones were found on the site.

    Police in Hammond, Ind., believe they have a pretty good idea who is responsible for the human remains discovered earlier this month under a former bait shop.

    Police said they interviewed people who knew the business and others who used to hang out near the building at 1718 Indianapolis Blvd., which once housed  the Great Lakes Bait and Tackle.

    Police Chief Brian Miller told the Post-Tribune that police are looking at people the potential suspect "might have known who have gone missing," but he wouldn't name anyone.

    Police went to the scene earlier this month, after a dog found a human finger with a ring on it.  Police determined the remains belonged to a female based largely on the ring that was uncovered.

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    Since then, police have uncovered what they believe are the remaining bones.

    The remains are being analyzed by a forensic anthropologist at the University of Indianapolis, who is expected to issue a report within a month.