For the second day in a row, Lake County investigators searched the property of a man who vanished nearly three years ago, but wasn’t reported missing until this month.
As detectives continued digging out a fire pit on the property Saturday, additional remains were found as well as some articles of clothing. The remains have been turned over to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy to determine the manner and cause of death. A positive identification of the remains will be pending DNA testing and dental records.
Lt. John Herrell of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said it’s too early to tell if the remains are those of Michael Shaver.
“We believe those remains have been there for an amount of time that would be consistent with the amount of time that Mr. Shaver has been missing, however, we are not going to speculate,” he said.