Sheriff’s Office is Investigating Discovery of Human Skeletal Remains near Pilger

On Monday afternoon the Stanton County Sheriff’s office was contacted by swimmers in the Elkhorn River southeast of Pilger, who informed that they had discovered what appear to be human skeletal remains. The Sheriff’s office responded to the scene and recovered the partial remains. The Sheriff’s office will work with forensic scientists associated with the University of North Texas to determine the specifics of the remains and try and determine if they are historic or from a more recent death and any manner of death. After the severe flooding on the Elkhorn River four years ago, three partial skeletal remains were located separately in or near the Elkhorn River by Wood Duck and Stanton. Those remains were all recovered by the Sheriff’s office and were all found to be historic remains from the 19th century or earlier after forensic examinations.