The Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office has identified at set of human skeletal remains discovered Sunday evening in a wooded area along C.R. 175 East near Warsaw as those of an 18-year-old female reported missing from a nearby mobile home park late last year.
According to the Kosciusko County Coroner Michael Wilson, the skeletal remains located Sunday evening have been officially determined to be that of Aurora Shoemaker, who went missing Aug. 16 of last year from the Suburban Acres Mobile Home Park.
Official determination on the remains was conducted by Stephen Nawrocki, a board certified forensic anthropologist with the University of Indianapolis, and Dr. Craig Nelson, a forensic dentist with the Allen County Coroner’s Office.
Wilson stated that the investigation into the cause of Shoemaker’s death is still on-going with autopsy results estimated to be completed on Friday. The scene was processed by Nawrocki along with officers from the Kosciusko County Major Crimes Task Force, which consists of members form the Warsaw, Winona Lake and Syracuse police departments, as well as the Indiana State Police and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.
A driver was injured in a one-vehicle crash at C.R. 40, west of C.R. 19 Sunday. The crash occurred at 7:02 p.m. According to Elkhart County police, a 2002 Ford Focus driven by Sara Connolly, 26, New Paris, swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway, and over-corrected the vehicle, causing it to overturn. She was transported to IU Health Goshen Hospital for lacerations to right fingers and minor abrasions to knees. No enforcement action was taken.
• Brittany Compton, 621 S. Seventh St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole money from her residence at 7 p.m. Thursday.
• Ryan Drummond, 715 S. Ninth St., Goshen, told Goshen police about a theft at his property at 8 p.m. Saturday.
• Darren Schrock, Elkhart, reported items stolen while he was in the fitting room area at Kohl’s, 3802 Midway Road, Goshen, to Goshen police at 9 p.m. Sunday.
• Candy Schiersing, Bristol, reported an attempted credit card fraud case to Elkhart County police at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 17. She told police someone living in Connecticut attempted to make an online purchase her Mastercard number but she canceled the credit card before the purchase was completed.
• Elkhart County police reported an anonymous person called at 7:57 p.m. Friday about someone breaking into an unoccupied residence at 18243 Scarborough Lane, Goshen.
• David Moses, 15970 C.R. 8, Bristol, told Elkhart County police someone removed a central air conditioner from a vacant residence he owns at 15896 C.R. 8, Bristol, between Friday and Sunday.