FBI continues tests on remains of child found in Opelika

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - Preliminary results on tests performed on the child's skull and other remains found off of Hurst Street in Opelika have come back.

However at the request of the Opelika Police Department and the FBI, Coroner Bill Harris says he is not ready to release those findings at this point.

Captain Bruce Delong with the Opelika Police Department says they expect to get a detailed report from the FBI forensics team next week.

Investigators are hoping to learn the gender, age and exact cause of death from those forensic test results, although it is being investigated as a homicide.

The skull was found on January 28, by a resident at the Brook Haven trailer park, in the following days investigators discovered more remains near where the skull was found.

So far police have not released if they have any leads in the case or identifying who this child is and what may have happened to them.

If you have any information you are encouraged to call the Opelika Police Department.

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