Hinds County officials are working to identify human skeletal remains discovered Tuesday morning near Bolton.
Major Pete Luke has confirmed that full body skeletal remains, including a skull, were found in a wooded area off Champion Hill Road by forestry workers who contacted authorities just before 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Luke said that they have not determined how long the remains had been there, but they don't appear to be recent.
Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham collected the remains and will be sending them to the State Crime Lab for further analysis.
Gender and age of the remains have not been determined at this time. It is not known if the death was due to natural causes or a homicide.
The investigation is ongoing and we will update as more information becomes available.
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