Investigation underway after human remains found in Watertown


WATERTOWN, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after human remains were found in Watertown.

Sheriff Robert Bryan said he was notified on Sunday that human remains could be on the 550 acre property on Taylor Road.

Investigators found a skull on Sunday. Additional remains were found on Thursday morning about 50 yards away from where the skull was discovered.

The person’s identity or cause of death has not yet been determined.  Investigators remain on the scene collecting evidence.

The sheriff said they have an outstanding missing person’s case from 2012 but a positive identity has not been made on the newly discovered remains.

David Riemens, a 60-year-old artist and stonemason, vanished Aug. 8, 2012. He has not been seen or heard from since.

“This area, this farm is very close to where Mr. Riemers left,” Sheriff Bryan said.

“We got a lot of information that didn’t lead to [anything],” he added. “I think where we stand today there might be some closure for the family. I will say that.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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