Human remains found at Des Moines homeless camp

DES MOINES, Iowa- A forensic investigation is underway at a Des Moines homeless camp, after police say human remains were found there. Officers were called Tuesday, October 8th to the camp, south of SW 16th and MLK Parkway.

Police located a potential crime scene. Police say it appears the remains had been at the site for a long period of time. Police Sergeant Paul Parezik says the remains had been cleverly concealed.

He tells WHO Radio News crime scene investigators and detectives have been combing through the rough terrain looking for evidence. Police also brought in a cadaver dog.

No word yet on a possible identity of the remains.

(Photos by Des Moines Police/WHO-TV Channel

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