Human Remains Identified

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

It's been more than one month since two bags of decomposed human remains were found bagged and dumped in the Red Cedar River near Webberville Rd. in Leroy Township. Tuesday, the Ingham County Sheriff's Office said the remains are that of 28-year-old Leon Ward Lockwood from Charlotte. Bone marrow was extracted from the remains and a positive match was made with DNA from Lockwood's biological parents.

Lockwood was first reported missing to East Lansing Police in March. Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth won't say why other than a family member believes he went missing from East Lansing and not from his home in Charlotte.

But there's no cause of death yet and no information about who may be responsible for his death although investigators are looking into other crimes that may be related. Wriggelsworth wouldn't comment on how the crimes could be linked to Lockwood or his killer or killers.

If you have any information please contact the Ingham County Sheriff's Office at (517) 676-8211.


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