Possible human remains found in Wildcat Creek in Kokomo

Kokomo Police are investigating possible human remains found in Wildcat Creek.

Kokomo, Ind.

Kokomo police will send possible human remains found in Wildcat Creek to the forensics labs at IUPUI, Tuesday morning.

Investigators are hoping to learn if the remains are human and if so, whom they belong to.

Police said a man fishing in the creek, Monday afternoon, found the remains near the McCann Street bridge.

Currently, the only open missing persons case at the Kokomo Police Department is for 28-year-old Kelly Armstrong.

Armstrong disappeared last fall. Earlier this year, a murder confession by her boyfriend Travis Funke led police to the Wabash Valley landfill. Searchers did not find her. Her parents do not believe she is there, because they said Funke has repeatedly changed his story.

"He's a liar. A habitual liar,” said Teresa Edwards, Armstrong’s mother.

Funke, 34, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter.

Armstrong’s family was at the creek Monday evening, and told Fox59 that police are analyzing a skull and a jawbone. They hope the remains belong to the missing mother, but they said police have doubts.

"They say it's kind of like an older skull that could be something from a test lab or something from a school or something like that because supposedly it has holes in it or something," said David Armstrong, Armstrong’s father.

He added that police told him there was also no teeth found with the skull. Police would not confirm any of those details.

"I'm just hoping and praying that it is her," said David Armstrong.

If it’s not, he said, "Then we still look. We will find her."

Police hope to find out if the remains are human by the end of the day Tuesday. If they are, they will request DNA tests to find a match. In the meantime, they may return to the creek soon to search for more clues.

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