Patrol Officers and Investigators have recently cleared the scene where it was confirmed that human remains were discovered behind the property of the Target 2385 Covered Bridge Drive. The body is in a state of decomposition; the gender and race of the person was not immediately known. Although this is a criminal investigation, it is unknown at this time if foul play was involved. The Lancaster County Coroner has retained custody of the body and the investigation will remain active to determine an identity as well as the cause and manner of death.
There is no immediate threat to the public and the neighboring businesses and roadways remained opened. We would ask the public if they had witnessed any suspicious activity or persons in the area within the past three (3) weeks or are missing a friend or relative to please contact the East Lampeter Township Police Department.
The East Lampeter Township Police Department is on scene in the area behind the Target 2385 Covered Bridge Drive for a Suspicious Activity call.
At 9:26am this morning, police were called to the location for a report of human remains being found. At this time, investigators are being assisted by the Lancaster County Coroner to confirm if there are human remains and determine a cause.
There is no immediate danger to the public. The surrounding roadways and businesses remain open to the public. This is an active investigation and details will be provided as they are learned.