The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is collecting evidence after human remains were reported found at a northern Alpharetta home, Channel 2 Action News reported.
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Cops investigating after Cherokee County family finds human remains on property

Authorities are collecting evidence on property in Cherokee County just north of Milton after human remains were found, law enforcement officials said Saturday. 

The residence is on the 2000 block of Purcell Lane, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Marianne Kelley said in a news release. Kelley said the remains were located in a wooded area to the rear of the residence by owners of the property. 

The collected evidence will be transported to the GBI crime lab for identification and to assist in determining the cause of death. 

Deputies arrived sometime Friday morning, and police remained at the scene Saturday. The property includes a pond, a creek, several pastures and an extensive amount of wooded area, according to the news release.

The home has an Alpharetta mailing address but is in an unincorporated part of Cherokee County.

The investigation is ongoing.

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