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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- A church groundskeeper made a shocking discovery behind a Jeffersonville church Friday afternoon when they found skeletal remains.
The remains were found in a wooded area. Police are looking into missing persons cases, and that includes the case of a man who lived a street away.
For much of the afternoon, Jeffersonville Police had the entrances to Faith Lutheran Church blocked off at the intersection of Allison Lane and Lutz Lane. They were called there after a church groundskeeper made a startling discovery.
"He was cutting grass on the backside of the property and noticed something in the wooded area," said Det. Todd Hollis with the Jeffersonville Police Department. "He went to investigate and saw what he though were human remains and contacted the police department."
Police say the remains were found a couple hundred yards behind the church, and it's hard to tall at this time who the person is, or how they died. They are investigating all missing persons cases, including the case of 27-year-old Stephen Reedy.
"We will look very closely at that case, yes," Hollis said.
Reedy was last seen in Sept. 2011, walking away from his nearby Beech Grove apartment and into the woods after he was served an eviction notice. He was once a manager at the 10th St. Dairy Queen and his former coworkers were alarmed when he went missing.
"We just could not believe it," said Shauntelle Fountain, Reedy's former co-worker. "He came to work on time and came in whenever a manager called him in. He never had any problems with customers, workers, or anyone we knew of. He was just friendly and a really good person."
The fact that police are looking into whether the skeletal remains belong to Reedy have his former coworkers upset once again.
"My stomach is all knotted up right now," Fountain said. "I can't believe it. I can't believe it. It doesn't sound real."
Police say the skeletal remains were taken to the Medical Examiner's Office and we should know more in this case sometime next week.@