Believed to be about 35 years old, remains found near Eaton, believed to have been there 10 to 16 years. Buried in pauper's area of Mound Hill.
On Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 the Preble County coroner’s office and Shelby Police Department gathered with City of Eaton staff to exhume a body at Mound Hill Cemetery. The Shelby Police Department is trying to locate Mary Jane Croft VanGilder, who went missing in 1945. In his research, Officer Adam Turner came across a Jane Doe buried in Eaton who matches the description of Croft VanGilder.
The goal of the exhumation is to obtain a DNA profile from the bones of the Jane Doe. Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) officials traveled to the exhumation to retrieve a DNA sample.
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