MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities are trying to identify human remains found in a wooded area near an interstate overpass in West Virginia.
Two volunteers were cleaning a camp site along the Deckers Creek Rail-Trail near the Interstate 68 overpass on Wednesday when they found the remains, news outlets reported, citing a statement from the Morgantown Police Department. The remains were inside of an old coke oven, police said.
Officers confirmed the remains were human, but did not find any forms of identification.
Police were investigating the circumstances around the death and trying to determine an identity. The remains will be sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office, police said.