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Skeletal remains found in creek bed

DACULA - A passerby found skeletal remains in a Lawrenceville creek bed Thursday - the second set of human bones found in Gwinnett this week, police said.

The skeleton lay in a wooded area in the bank of the creek behind a residence in the 1000 block of Cassina Court.

Officials with the Gwinnett Medical Examiner's Office are investigating, but it's too early to determine the age or gender of the victim, police said.

Cpl. Illana Spellman said there's no evidence to suggest a connection between the remains and another skeleton spotted by laborers Monday in Dacula near Ga. Highway 316.

Authorities said the first skeleton belonged to an adult human, but dental records suggest it's not Justin Gaines, the college student missing since November 2007.

The bones in Dacula had apparently been exposed to the elements for more than a year, police said.