Coroner confirms bones found in Greene Co. are female

SPRING VALLEY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) – The Greene County Coroner’s office confirms the human remains found in Spring Valley Township Sunday are female.

A man mushroom hunting found the remains in a wooded area near Elam Road.

On Monday, investigators widened their search with cadaver dogs and found more.

As the Sheriff of Greene County for almost, 13 years, Gene Fischer says a crime scene dealing with only bones is a first for him but he’s confident he’ll get answers.

“We have to make sure we get as much of the skeleton as we can,” Sheriff Fischer said. “We want to make sure that all of the evidence that we can get is taken so we don’t have to go back down there in the future.”

While the Greene County Coroner confirmed the bones to be female, how she died hasn’t been determined.

It’s just one question of many, Everett Smith, has.

He lives a mile or so north of where the remains were found and has for many years.

“If it’s somebody local, or if it’s someone from far away someplace. Where’d it come from? When was it put there? What time? What gets me is why hadn’t someone seen it before now?,” Smith said.

According to him, the area is a popular place in the spring to look for mushrooms.

Now, it’s a spot where authorities are searching for clues and answers.

“I’m not going to say we are going to figure out who this person is, but I’m pretty confident we should be able to find out who it is,” said Sheriff Fischer.

According to him there is one person missing from Greene county, he’s also reaching out to neighboring counties for other missing people reports. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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