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Camden County Sheriff’s Office recover what they believe is the rest of Donnie Erwin’s remains


The Camden County Sheriff's Office and firefighters from the Mid-County Fire Protection District believe they found the rest of Donnie Erwin's remains on Friday, who was pronounced missing back in December 2013.

The Camden County Sheriff's Office released a statement Saturday morning about their discovery process. According to the release, due to recent snow and wet weather, the ground was too soft to bring in the heavy machinery needed for the investigation. Mid-County Fire Protection District evaluated the ground Friday and deemed it dry enough to begin extracting.

By using pumps from the Missouri Department of Conservation, FF14 Volunteer Fire Department, and a pumper truck from Mid-County Fire to drain the pond. Upon draining, they discovered what they believed to be the rest of Erwin's remains.

On Dec. 16, 2023, Camden County Sheriff's Office found the car after a tip from a property owner and freelance videographer, according to a news release. The car, a light-colored Hyundai, belonged to Donald L. Erwin, who has been missing since 2013.

Following the discovery, on Dec. 25 Camden County authorities and cadaver dogs searched the pond where the vehicle was found, where they found human remains.

We have reached out to the department for what comes next in the investigation. We will update you when we hear back.

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Marina is a Multimedia Journalist for ABC 17 News, she is originally from Denver, Colorado. She went to Missouri Valley College where she played lacrosse and basketball, and anchored her school’s newscast.


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