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Human Remains Found in Exploratory Dig for Missing Columbia Woman

Police officers found human remains at around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday while conducting an exploratory dig in a landfill in search of Megan Shultz, who disappeared in 2006.

According to Police Chief Geoff Jones, the remains had items consistent with what they expected to find with Shultz, including clothing. He did not elaborate.

"We've been working with a professional anthropologist who confirmed that what we found was, in fact, human remains," Jones said.


 
The remains were found after police began an exploratory dig at the city landfill Sept. 9 in an attempt to date materials to around the time Shultz disappeared in 2006. The dig began after her former husband told police he had killed her.
 
"On Aug. 4, Keith Alan Comfort turned himself in to the Lake Geneva police (in Wisconsin) and made voluntary statements implicating himself in the murder of Shultz, who was his wife at the time," City of Columbia spokesperson Steven Sapp said.

Comfort said that he had disposed of Shultz's remains in Columbia in 2006, Sapp said. Comfort is currently being held at the Boone County Jail on charges of second degree murder, with a $1 million cash bond.

Read more of this article on the Columbia Missourian website.