Missing person’s remains have been identified

Police have identified the human remains found at Pawnee Lake as 23-year-old Carly Schaaf. 

On Thursday morning, the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office started an investigation into the human remains that were found at Pawnee Lake. 

With the evidence that was found at the scene, the LSO investigators had considered the death suspicious. There have been Crime Scene Technicians processing the scene, as well as the areas around the lake had been closed but are now open. 

The autopsy that had been conducted on Friday afternoon identified the deceased person to be Schaaf. 

Schaaf had been reported missing by her mother on May 19, 2021. 

Investigators believed that she had gone missing under suspicious circumstances. At the moment, the manner and cause of death are unknown. 

Police say that Schaaf's family has been notified, and the ask the public to respect their privacy as they grieve her death. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

 
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