Skeletal remains found in Opelika

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OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) - Investigators in Lee County are scouring their back cases to see if they can make a connection to human remains found early Thursday morning.

A caller alerted Opelika Police to possible human remains in a wooded area off Enterprise Drive. Once on scene, an area approximately 200 yards beyond the road's cul-de-sac, authorities determined the remains were human.

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris officially pronounced the death at 10:00am.

The remains, found over a wide area, were gathered and sent to the medical examiner's office of the Alabama Dept. of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for positive identification. Authorities hope the examination will yield a possible cause and manner of death.

No other details are being released at this time until positive identification can be made and family can be notified, Harris' office said.

The case remains under investigation by the Opelika Police, Lee County Coroner, and the Alabama Dept. of Forensic Sciences.


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