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Human Remains Near North Liberty Identified

(St. Joseph County, IN) - Skeletal remains found near North Liberty around Thanksgiving have been identified.


On November 28, the remains of an adult woman were found by a hunter in a ditch between LaPaz and Potato Creek State Park.  Authorities said the body appeared to have been there for several months.  An autopsy at the time found no signs of trauma.


With the help of medical experts at Western Michigan University, investigators have identified the deceased as 43-year-old Rachel Zentz, formerly of LaPaz.  The cause and manner of death has been ruled as undetermined. 


Anyone with information with the fate of Rachel Zentz is asked to call Michiana Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP or the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit at 574-235-5009.

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