Today I responded to a VERY strange complaint. The more I think about it, the more I have no idea what it is.
I am relating the incident here and looking for any theories or speculations..
I was investigating a series of theft and burglary complaints when I received a call of a hunter reporting a shallow grave. This is not too common,
but not extremely out of the ordinary either. I responded and contacted the hunter at the edge of a wildlife management area.
We hopped in his 4X4 and drove about a mile into the woods, then we walked about 3 or 4 hundred yards and this is what he found.
Just to answer some anticipated questions.
1. No one (Of us) disturbed it, the leaves were NOT removed. This is how it was found.
2. The dirt was loose as if it had just been dumped there.
3. It is completely inaccessible by any vehicle due to the surrounding trees. Except maybe a "Four Wheeler", but there were NO tracks at all.
4. The closest we could get in a MAJOR four wheel drive was 3 or 4 hundred yards. Good long walk.
We dug into the mound down to about 4 feet, well below the level of disturbed dirt and below ground level, then sifted the dirt without finding
The way the dirt was found, it is apparent that it was dumped there. There are no "holes" anywhere around that the dirt could have come from. The
exposed dirt is fresh, and not exposed to rain yet. That makes the mound less than a week old. 'Hypothetically now" as I have no idea what this
After I first saw it, I fully expected to find a body there due to the shape, freshness and my experience. Yet Nothing....
I will admit it is a complete mystery to me..