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Coroner: Remains found on Lee Street are older male
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A body is carted from the scene, where Gainesville Police is investigating a scene where human remains were found in a wooded area off Lee Street, on Friday, June 21, 2019. - photo by Austin Steele

With scant details being released, Hall County Deputy Coroner Kevin Wetzel said Wednesday, June 26, the human remains discovered in a wooded area last week belonged to an older male.

Police said the remains were found in an area off of Lee Street around 11 a.m. Friday.

“A local government agency provided information that led to the discovery of the human remains. This is still early in the investigation and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the department in this case,” police said Friday.

Police have not answered questions since Friday related to any possibility of foul play, the length of time the remains might have been at this location or what government agency provided information.

Cpl. Jessica Van said the local agency was “pertinent to the investigation” and “cannot be released during the active investigation.”

Investigators are awaiting the autopsy report from the GBI, though Wetzel and police have not provided an estimated time of completion.

Anyone with information is asked to call 770-534-5252.


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