First a leg, then full remains of human male found in Alum Creek Lake

Delaware County

UPDATE: The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office identified the man whose remains were found in Alum Creek Lake on Tuesday. For the latest, follow this link.

DELAWARE, Ohio (WCMH) — The remains of a man were discovered Monday in a tote near Alum Creek Lake.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded around 8:30 a.m. after a kayaker at Alum Creek Lake State Park said he came across a plastic tote in the water with a human leg sticking out of it.

Hours later, the tote was recovered and a full body was found inside.

Officials identified the person as a male, likely Caucasian, and sent the remains to the Montgomery County coroner’s office for further testing.

“It’s just too early to determine how long that tote has been in the water and I wouldn’t even want to speculate on that, too,” Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin said. “It’ll take a while to put those puzzle pieces together, but hopefully as the coroner [and] the investigators take a closer look at it, we’ll be able to answer some of those obvious questions.”

Involved in the search were the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, the state Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and the Department of Natural Resources.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone who may know a missing person fitting the description to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at 740-833-2830 or dcsodetectives@co.delaware.oh.us.

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