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Homicide investigation begins after discovery of child's skull

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) -

A homicide investigation is underway after test results from bones found in Opelika revealed that the individual died by a homicidal means - not a natural death. 

A child's skull and other remains were found in a trailer park on Hurst Street on January 28.

Officials conducted search of the heavily wooded area adjacent to the trailer park and located more human remains within 50-75 feet of where the skull was found.

Based on the examination of the skeletal remains, it is believed that the remains belong to a child less than 10 years of age.

More tests on the bones are still being conducted to determine race and gender.

News Leader 9 will continue to follow this story and bring latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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