"In this case, there is a suspicion, we may have somebody found in a deserted area," said Dr. Steven Symes, the state's new forensic anthropologist. "We will try to retrieve all of the evidence. Take it back and analyze it. And narrow down the possibility of who it could be."
Symes says the bones tell a story.
"Anytime they need a bone specialist who can identify the bones, who can tell if the bones are broken or cut or shot, determine the ancestry and the stature of any bones that are found that are human," explained Symes. "I'm looking to see if there is any evidence that would help a medical examiner or coroner to determine cause of death."
Using their hands and other tools, they spent hours looking through pine straw and brush for anything that can provide them with a clue.
"It's all about preserving evidence primarily for verification," said Huff.