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Report: Indiana serial killer's farm littered with 10,000 human remains

Police found about 10,000 crushed and burned human remains.

In a horrific incident, police have found around 10,000 “burned and crushed” human skeletal remains on the 40-acre farm of an Indiana serial killer. According to a Fox News report, Herb Baumeister is believed to have killed at least 25 people between the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The report revealed that Herb preyed primarily on gay men in Westfield, Indiana, where he lived on an 18-acre property called Fox Hollow Farm. He was married and had three children.

When searching the property, police found about 10,000 crushed and burned human remains.

The remains, originally found in 1996, were mostly those of teenage boys and young men he kidnapped and murdered between the 1980s and 1990s, the New York Post reported.

Last month, Hamilton County Coroner Jeff Jellison announced in a Facebook post that Jeffrey A. Jones, who had been missing since 1993, was the last identified victim.

The investigation was reopened after law enforcement found thousands of human remains on Herb's property, the report said.

According to Jellison, investigators have found four more DNA profiles, bringing the number of victims to 12. So far, these DNA profiles have not been identified.

Jellison shared a picture of Herb and wrote, “The remains were identified through an extensive forensic genetic genealogy examination conducted by the FBI and the Hamilton County Coroner's Office. The remains were identified as those of Jeffrey A. Jones. Jones was reported missing in August 1993. His last known address was in Fillmore, Indiana.”

The note continued: “The remains identified as Jones are the third identified during Coroner Jellison's re-examination of the over 10,000 remains found at Fox Hollow Farm. According to Jellison, investigators have four more DNA profiles that have not yet been identified, bringing the total number of victims to 12. The four unidentified DNA profiles will also be sent to the FBI for genetic genealogy testing.”

The statement concluded: “As many of the remains were found burned and shattered, the investigation is proving extremely difficult. However, the team of law enforcement officers and forensic experts working on the case remain committed.”

Officials previously managed to identify Allen Livingston, who disappeared in August 1993 at the age of 27, Fox News reported. In addition, Manuel Resendez was identified in January of this year. Mr. Resendez disappeared in 1996 at the age of 34.

These remains and burned bodies were discovered by Herb's teenage son, the report said. His family later cut off contact with him when they discovered he was a serial killer.