On Friday, the family of Dan Grannan learned the remains found near Maysville in September were that of their father who had been missing since August 2019.
While knowing their father has been found, Grannan’s daughter, Lori Grannan Jones, said has brought closure, it’s also brought grief.
“2021 has started out bittersweet. We are still in shock,” said Grannan Jones. “I think people think we should be doing some kind of happy dance since he’s been found but it’s not like that. It’s just like when you get the call that someone you love has died. We’ve gone through all of those emotions.”
Grannan Jones and the rest of their family have been waiting since a family friend stumble across the remains in September to learn if they were really that of their 72-year-old father.
“The waiting, it seemed just as along as the 13 months months we had been searching,” said Grannan Jones, who said there’s no way she could thank those who helped looked for her father and the officers working the case enough. “And now, we still have so many unanswered questions.”
Grannan Jones said as of now, no date has been set for arrangements for her father who sometimes had episodes of dementia but had been fine the evening he disappeared.
“We are still trying to figure out how to have a funeral,” said Grannan Jones. “With COVID it’s hard and when you have only remains that only makes it more complicated.”
Daviess County Sheriff Gary Allison said the case is still under investigation.
“All leads and information are still being investigated by the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with any information should call the sheriff’s office at 812-254-1060,” said Allison.