DEVELOPING: Human remains found in Churchill County identified

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Updated: 4/22/2014 11:30 pm
CHURCHILL COUNTY, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- The human remains found in Churchill County in mid-April have been identified as Michael Wayne Bowers (42) of Idaho. 

Bowers' body was found on April 12 off Interstate 80 approximately nine miles northwest of exit 65 (Nightingale exit).

Michael had an active warrant for absconding from his Idaho parole requirements. He was identified by a fingerprint from a finger found at the scene by Churchill County Sheriff's Office Investigators. The severed finger was sent to Washoe County Crime Lab, re-hydrated and was found to belong to Bowers.  The identification was also confirmed through medical records that confirmed Bowers had a metal rod surgically installed in his leg following a past injury.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Sgt. Richard Hickox of the Churchill County Sheriff's Office at (775) 423-3116.

CHURCHILL COUNTY, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Investigators are revealing new details about a body found in Churchill County.

The Churchill County Sheriff's Office said a camper found the body Saturday night, approximately 9 miles northwest of the Nightingale exit on Interstate 80. The body was discovered in what is being described as a shallow grave.

An autopsy was performed by the Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office on Monday, and the results show the man was a white male who "likley" died of gun shot wounds. The autopsy also revealed that the man had a small patch of hair on his chin, was missing his two front teeth, and had a metal rod surgically implanted into his right leg. There has been no information released as to when the man may have died, and authorities are not ruling out foul play.

Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying the man. If you have any information that may help authorities, please contact the Churchill County Sheriff's Office at 775-423-3116.
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1moreclue - 4/22/2014 9:23 PM
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They are not ruling out "Foul Play"? How may people are buried in a shallow grave that is not considered "Foul Play"? lol They had to be buried by someone up to no good!

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