Metroparks police find human remains in remote area of Oakwoods Metropark on Monday


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Published Feb. 4, 2020 at 3:15 PM EST — Updated Feb. 5, 2020 at 8:30 AM EST

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks police found human remains in a remote area of Oakwoods Metropark on Monday.

Police responded to the area of the park at 2:30 p.m. Monday after a call came in regarding a suspicious incident, said Michael Reese, chief of Metroparks police.

“Upon arrival, officers spoke with a park patron who stated while walking in a remote area of the park, he observed what appeared to be human remains lying on the ground,” Reese said.

Officers then went to the site and confirmed the park visitor’s findings.

“The Wayne County Medical Examiner was notified and arrived at the scene. The remains were turned over to the Medical Examiner’s office for further follow up and identification,” Reese said.

Reese said the body was so badly decomposed that it will likely take the medical examiner’s office three to four weeks to identify the remains via a DNA test.

Reese could not comment on whether or not foul play was involved until the medical examiner’s report is released.

Oakwoods Metropark’s listed address is 32911 Willow Road, New Boston, but the park spans 1,756-acres and is also located near Flat Rock, according to

The park has an equestrian trail and a paved trail that connects to Willow and Lower Huron Metroparks for a 30-mile round trip.

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