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Human remains found in rural Missouri county

January 7, 2020 GMT

POTOSI, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Missouri are trying to identify human remains found in a rural area.

KTVI-TV reported Tuesday that the skeletal remains appeared to have been in a rural area of Washington County for a long time, possibly years. The remains were found over the weekend in the eastern Missouri county.

Sheriff Zach Jacobsen said the remains were sent to a forensic pathologist for investigation. Authorities have not determined the cause of death or whether foul play was suspected.