FBI Investigating After Body Found On Tribal Land Near Meeker

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 11:17 pm
By: News 9

The FBI is taking the lead on the investigation after a body was discovered in a shallow grave near Meeker.

News 9 is told the body was found buried near an old piece of tribal property. Investigators have not confirmed if this is the body of a missing a missing Shawnee man.

Bob Mills SkyNews 9 HD was over the scene where investigators were told, a possible body could be buried. The Sac and Fox police chief says they received reliable information from a Shawnee investigator.

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The search was narrowed down to here. An abandoned piece of tribal property, we're told a possible suspect may have been hiding. Investigators started digging, and found a body. The same investigators have been looking into the disappearance of 27-year-old Marshall Dent. His family fears he may be a victim of foul play.

The body has not been identified, and investigators have yet to connect it to the missing person's case. The Sac and Fox police chief says the body showed little decomposition. Investigators have not yet confirmed whether they have made any arrests.