Indiana conservation officers investigate grave looting in Harrison County


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HARRISON COUNTY, Ind. – Indiana conservation officers are searching for the person or persons responsible for digging up a woman’s grave in Harrison County.

Earlier this spring, Indiana DNR was called to a vast, wooded tract of land where a landowner made a startling discovery.  The gravesite of Nancy Brown, who died in 1881, had been completely exhumed.

Indiana conservation officers and archaeologists conducted a survey of the gravesite and collected evidence which was sent to a laboratory for analysis. Due to the remote location of the cemetery, an exact timeframe of when the damage occurred is unknown.

At this time there are no suspects in the case, and DNR is seeking help from the public so they can bring justice to the person responsible.

Anyone with any information can call Indiana Conservation Officers’ Central Dispatch at 812-837-9536, or their anonymous tip line at 1-800-TIPIDNR.

Earlier this week, we reported on another grave exhumation story out of Johnson County.

4 Fast Facts

  • Someone exhumed a body from a grave in Harrison County.
  • The grave belonged to a woman buried there in 1881.
  • DNR has no idea who did it.
  • Call 812-837-9536 if you have any info.

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