Scott remains identified; dog drug bones to yard

7:01 PM, Oct 25, 2011   |    comments
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Human remains found in Scott County last week have been identified.

Tuesday, the Scott County Sheriff's Office said the remains were those of 24-year-old David Alexander Claxton.

The remains were originally discovered on October 17 when a dog drug human bones into a man's yard, deputies said.

The man called 911, and investigators returned with a cadaver dog the next day.

Fire departments and the rescue squad continued searching for the rest of the week with no additional remains found.

On Monday of this week, Scott County Sheriff's Detective Randy Lewallen returned to the original residence and noticed what appeared to be another human bone in the yard with the same dog.

When Lewallen tried to retrieve the bone, investigators said the dog attacked him and Lewallen was forced to euthanize the dog.

Tuesday, investigators found additional skeletal remains in a small area where deputies believe Claxton's body originally was.

Deputies said no missing persons report had been filed regarding Claxton.

His remains were sent to UT Forensics for analysis, Sheriff Mike Cross said.


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