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Meriwether Co. Sheriff's Office investigates skeletal remains found in wooded area

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MERIWETHER COUNTY, GA (WTVM) – Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith confirmed the investigation of a human body part that was located in a wooded area off of Coleman Creek Circle in Luthersville, GA.

According to a report on March 7, 2016 around 6 p.m. patrol deputies were called to a remote area of Coleman Creek Circle regarding possible human remains found in a wooded area.

The on scene examination showed that one human body part in a skeletal form was found. The body part appears to have been in its current state for an extended period of time, due to its condition.

There has not been any additional discoveries at this time. The Meriwether County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and transported the recovered body part to the GBI Crime Lab.

The Crime Lab will begin the process of attempting to determine race, sex, approximate age and any apparent causes of death. They will compare any DNA evidence that they have on file against any missing persons in the data base.

The GBI Crime Lab will utilize their resources in forensic science to help with identifying this skeletal remain and determining approximately how long the person has been deceased.

“We have also forwarded all missing persons information reported to this agency to the GBI for comparison. We will release additional information once it comes available from the crime lab and our investigation.” Sheriff Chuck Smith said.           

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