Officials investigated after human remains were found on private property in Cherokee County.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

GBI: It could take weeks to ID remains found in Cherokee County

For now, officials have completed one portion of the investigation into human remains found in Cherokee County just north of Milton.

However, the GBI said it could take days or even weeks to identify the remains, Channel 2 Action News reported, depending on their condition.

The remains were found to the rear of residential property in the 2000 block of Purcell Lane, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Marianne Kelley said. They were located Thursday in a wooded area by the property owners.

Cherokee County officials have finished the part of the investigation that includes the home and won’t be returning to collect more evidence, at least for now, Channel 2 reported Sunday.

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“The body and remains have been transported to the GBI crime lab for positive identification," Kelley said.

Investigators have canvassed the neighborhood to try to find out what led to the situation.

“Two detectives came by yesterday to ask me about suspected gunshots that have happened over the week,"  neighbor Dani Dudas told Channel 2.

Deputies first arrived on the scene Friday morning, and officers remained Saturday. The property includes a pond, a creek, pastures and a large wooded area, according to the news release.

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