Dog uncovers human remains

Janet Rail

Dog uncovers human remains

McNairy County Sheriffs Department gathering remains of a body found at site. The body has yet to be identified, and an autopsy will be conducted in Memphis to identify remains.

The remains of a unidentified body were discovered by a family and their dog at 237 Clayhill Drive in Selmer, Tenn on Wednesday, June 8.

The Henderson Family, new comers to McNairy County, found remains of a body in their backyard Wednesday and reported their findings to McNairy County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Gilbert who initiated the investigation

Elyse Henderson said that her dog had been dragging bones to the house from the woods behind their home, and she felt that the bones might have been human remains.

In addition Henderson's husband found a wallet and a portion of a pair of men's pants in the family's front yard, and all evidence was turned over to the authorities.

According to Sheriff Guy Buck, investigators found remains of the body approximately 100 yards behind the Henderson's home and a neighboring trailer. 

Sheriff Buck said, "A man had been missing since May 6 who reportedly stayed in the trailer," but Sheriff Buck was unable to release a name at this juncture of the investigation.

The body was transferred to Memphis for a formal autopsy, investigation, and identification.

Chief Investigator of the case is Brad Johnson.

Look for further details in next Wednesday's issue of the Independent Appeal, and further updates that will come on our website.