Humans Remains Found at Tennessee State Park

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police are investigating after human remains were found in a Tennessee state park.

Cumberland County Assistant District Attorney Gary McKenzie told WSMV-TV that police were notified late Saturday that remains had been found at Cumberland Mountain State Park. He said they waited until Sunday to investigate because it was already dark.

McKenzie told WVLT-TV that the remains appear to have been in the location for several months or perhaps years. There was no apparent cause of death.

Investigators said a human skull was sent to the medical examiner's office for identification.

Officials also found a backpack and clothes, which were sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation crime lab to be analyzed.

Authorities said no one in the area has been reported missing.

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