Skeleton found by Downtown Connector tentatively identified


Skeleton found by Downtown Connector tentatively identified

Investigators believe they have identified skeletal remains found in the brush near Langford Parkway in southwest Atlanta but face hurdles in making a definite determination, a Fulton County Medical Examiner official said Tuesday.

The lack of fingerprints means forensic examiners will have to rely on dental records and X-rays to make a firm identification. Investigators are working with individuals who are believed to be the deceased’s out-of-state family to gather those records. No evidence of trauma or foul play was found in the examination Tuesday, the official said.

Two construction workers in search of privacy for a bathroom break near the Langford and I-85/75 intersection stumbled upon a human skull around 9 a.m. Monday.

Homicide detectives began investigating and a skeleton was delivered to the medical examiner.

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