The Council Bluffs Police Department confirmed Wednesday bones were found at the scene of a New Year's Eve fire in Mills County and investigators are trying to detemine if the bones belong to a missing Council Bluffs man, 26-year-old Travis Bach.
The fire at 16683 Alcorn Ave., near the Bellevue Toll Bridge, destroyed a house owned by 69-year-old Gerald Nibbe. The owner was not home at the time of the fire, but a vehicle believed to have been driven by Bach was found near the scene of the blaze. Bach was reported missing by his family shortly after the fire. Investigators believe the person responsible for starting the fire may have broken into the house.