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Homicide investigation begins after discovery of child's skull

OPELIKA, AL (WXTX) - 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.

According to officials at the scene, 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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