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Police: Remains found Friday were adult male
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Gainesville firefighters enter a crime scene Friday afternoon where remains were found in a vacant lot at the intersection of Jesse Jewell Parkway and Dorsey Street. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Gainesville Police Department and Gainesville Fire Department worked for several hours to remove the remains and collect evidence. - photo by Erin O. Smith

The remains found Friday in a vacant lot in Gainesville were an adult male, Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said Sunday. The man’s identity isn’t known.

Holbrook said authorities are “still awaiting autopsy results,” and when the results would come in was unclear as of Sunday.

The remains were found in a lot near Dorsey Street on Jesse Jewell Parkway as “investigators were here following up on an investigation” about 2 p.m. Friday, Holbrook previously said.

Foul play has not been ruled out, according to Holbrook, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the case.

Police used cutting tools to get into the heavily wooded area behind El Taco Veloz on Jesse Jewell Parkway. Gainesville Fire Division Chief Keith Smith led five officers in disposable coveralls and breathing apparatuses to approach the remains.

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