Possible Human Remains Found In Vinton County

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WOUB Staff Writer

Dateline
Updated Thu, Jan 19, 2012 5:09 pm

Vinton County sheriff's deputies have found what are believed to be human remains next to a campsite in Londonderry. 

The discovery comes after six days of searching for 53-year-old Stephen Dempsey. 
 
Officers also found a gun possibly owned by Dempsey, who was reported missing Friday.
 
Dempsey's family had not heard from him since January 9 before he left for a family-owned property near Londonderry.  
 
Family members say it was not uncommon for Dempsey to leave for a few days and be out of contact, but after several days of not hearing from him, Dempsey's family got concerned.      
 
The remains are being sent to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office to confirm whether they are human.  
 
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