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By NATHAN GREGORY
Oktibbeha County deputies discovered what is believed to be human skeletal remains in the Adaton community approximately a quarter of a mile from Reed Road Tuesday.
Deputies also recovered personal effects believed to be with the remains.
OCSO Commander Brett Watson said officers were initially called around 1:30 p.m.
â€śWe got a call from a concerned citizen who stumbled upon partial human remains when walking the fence line on his property,â€ť Watson said. â€śWe went out there and were able to recover (the remains), and weâ€™ve taken those into custody. Theyâ€™re going to be sent to the state medical examinerâ€™s office for DNA testing and other testing.â€ť
He said the area where the remains were found was heavily wooded and overgrown with brush and they appeared to be in place â€śfor an extended period of time.â€ť
â€śWeâ€™re going to be contacting surrounding counties in the area to see if they have any missing persons,â€ť he said. â€śWe hope to make an identification as early as possible.â€ť
Investigation into the discovery is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call OCSO at 662-323-2421 or Golden Triangle Crimestoppers at 1-800-530-7151.