Skeletal remains found in LaGrange are of woman who fled police nearly 6 years ago

Forensic anthropologists have identified remains found in April in LaGrange County as that of a woman who’s been missing since 2012. She had been sought in connection with a drug case, and foul play is not suspected so far.

The remains, found April 8 in a field near County Roads 950 East and 350 South, have been identified as Tiffany A. Huffman of Topeka who was 41 when she was last seen in Reed Cemetery in the Stroh area on July 20, 2012, according to an Indiana State Police news release. The LaGrange County Coroner has not determined a cause of death, but at this time, foul play is not suspected, according to the release.

According to News-Sentinel.com archives, the ISP and LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department sought information about Huffman from the public in November 2012. At that time, she was wanted on a warrant from LaGrange County and was being sought for questioning after, according to media reports, she was seen with a man who had a backpack with chemicals associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine. He was arrested, but she fled from police and wasn’t seen again.

On April 9 a forensic anthropologist team with the University of Indianapolis assisted with the recovery of the skeletal remains. Due to the level of decomposition, the team used DNA testing along with an anthropological exam to determine is was Huffman’s remains.

ISP detective David Poe is continuing to investigate. The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, Stroh Fire and Rescue, and the Indiana Search and Response Team have also assisted in the investigation.

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