Authorities are working to identify human remains believed to have been near the Spalding County-Butts County line for up to two years.
A person riding a four-wheeler found a human skull near a creek on Wallace Road on Sunday, but thunderstorms in the area prevented officials from investigating the scene, Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix said in a statement Friday.
The next day, Spalding County deputies and the GBI searched the area and found additional remains, clothing and a shoe.
“No form of identification was found and currently there are no indicators as to the cause of death,” Dix said.
The remains are believed to have been in the area for one to two years based on their condition, officials said. They have been taken to the GBI Crime Lab for further examination.
Dix said investigators are also gathering information on missing persons cases.
“Right now, there is not a lot to go on so we will have to wait until we get the preliminary report from the GBI to know where we will go from here as far as dental records, DNA or other means to identify the person,” Dix said. “Once we have a clearer picture of what we are working with, we will release more information that hopefully will lead to an identity.”
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