Logan County Authorities Investigating After Discovery Of Body

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 10:54 pm
By: News 9

A Logan County man was startled to find a body on his rural property, Wednesday. Even more shocking, and something of a mystery to investigators, is the fact that the body may have been there for months.

The homeowner who discovered the body hadn't been to his storage unit since June. On Wednesday afternoon he was horrified to find a man's corpse propped up on the wall of his shed.

"I saw the body and I just turned around and left because I knew it might be something bad."

The homeowner who discovered the body didn't want to be interviewed on camera, but says he's shaken up. After six months he decided to cross highway 105 to check on his property only to find mounds of trash and a body

"Wasn't a body, mostly skeleton. It looked like he has been there for a while. I don't know if was the guy who had trashed the house."

The man immediately called a friend then authorities.

"It appears to be a male between the age of 30 and 60 wearing summer time clothing. No skin, nothing in the eye sockets and the mandible was hanging open," said Capt. Richard Stephens. "I am hoping with the medical examiner's process they can possibly do a reconstruction of the face."

Deputies can't tell if the deceased was murdered here or if the body was dumped.

"Nobody was supposed to be over there. So ain't no telling what was going on," said neighbor Bobby Ray.  

After interviewing people who live off of rural highway 105, authorities have their work cut out for them and people who live here are a bit on edge.

"I have been here since I was 7 years old…and I got two teenage daughters and my wife, elderly mother live over here. So it's definitely something that will spook you," said Ray.

Logan County Sheriff's deputies say they have checked missing persons' reports and homicides in neighboring counties but nothing has come up. Now they will have to wait for the medical examiner to identify the body.