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Human remains found in wooded area identified as missing Greenwood woman

Posted at 2:13 PM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-31 14:13:35-04

GREENWOOD — Human remains found in a wooded area in Johnson County were identified Tuesday as a 44-year-old Greenwood woman who was reported missing 11 months ago.

The Johnson County Coroner's Office identified the remains as Kathryn Cole, according to a news release.

A contractor clearing the wooded area in preparation for future residential development found Cole's remains July 20 in the 1400 block of Fry Road.

Cole's cause of death could not be determined, but Johnson County Coroner Mike Pruitt said foul play is not suspected. Cole's family reported her missing on Sept. 29, 2020.

The University of Indianapolis Human Remains Identification Team and Cadaver K-9s from Indiana Task Force 1 worked to recover Cole's remains, while the Indiana State Police Crime Lab Biology Unit used DNA analysis for identification.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Greenwood Police Department at 317-887-5619.