The bodies of two unidentified men were discovered Sunday buried in a 15-foot-tall pile of manure at a small horse farm in Gary Indiana.
A man who kept horses at the stable noticed an arm sticking out of the massive pile of manure and called police, said Gary Det. Cpl. Mike Barnes.
Police unearthed the body and used a backhoe to sift through the steaming mound of composting manure in search of other remains, eventually finding the second body, Barnes said.
"It was the biggest pile of (manure) I have ever seen," Barnes said. "They've been putting it back there for years."
The Lake County Coroner’s office has made a preliminary finding of homicide, but further details are pending completion of a full autopsy.
The farm is surrounded by wooded wetlands at the dead end street The pile is near the rear of the property and can be reached without walking past the stables or houses on the property, Barnes said..