Coroner identifies human remains found in Shelby County

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Picture of Nicolle Olmstead

SHELBY COUNTY, Ind. – A coroner has identified the human remains found in Shelby County as those of a missing Columbus woman.

On August 1, 2016, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department received a report of human remains that were found in the southern part of the county.  The remains have been positively identified as the remains of Nicolle R. Olmstead, 33, of Columbus, Indiana.

Olmstead was reported missing to the Columbus Police Department on July 12, 2016 and had last been seen on July 1, 2016 in Columbus.

Olmstead’s death is being investigated by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, and no further details are being released at this time.

Investigators are asking for anyone with information concerning Nicolle Olmstead to contact Detective Sergeant Darren Chandler at 317-392-6412 or Detective LaShawn Tyler at 812-376-2661. Anonymous TIPS can also be placed through the Shelby County Prosecutors TIP Line at 317-398-CALL.

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