Remains found in SW Ohio may be baby's

PEEBLES, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say remains found in southwest Ohio may be those of an infant.

Adams County Sheriff Kim Rogers said today that his office received information this week alleging an infant died at a home in Peebles and was buried there.

Rogers said a search of the property disclosed remains that will be sent to a coroner’s office for examination.

County Prosecutor David Kelley says 51-year-old Keiven Merz and 32-year-old Jane Merz have initially been charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.

Authorities couldn’t confirm whether Merz and his estranged wife have attorneys yet. Their relationship to the alleged infant wasn’t released.

Rogers and Kelley say it isn’t clear how or when the infant allegedly died.

Peebles is about 60 miles southeast of Cincinnati.


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