As of Friday, January 6, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
BUFORD — Investigators believe skeletal remains found near Buford on Thursday afternoon are that of an adult male and have been in the heavily wooded area for a long time.
A man taking down a deer stand stumbled on a human skull and other bones a few hundred yards off Brown Road, roughly a mile east of the Mall of Georgia, about 4:30 p.m. A crime scene was established, and detectives continued to search the woods for more remains Friday, police said.
“It appears that the bones have been there for quite some time,” said Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter.
It’s believed the remains are that of a black or Hispanic male, according to the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s Office, Ritter said. A cause of death is under investigation.
Chief Forensic Investigator Ted Bailey said it was too early Friday to determine how long the bones had been in the woods or the man’s approximate age. He said the man’s race has not been confirmed.
“They’re processing the scene and we’re collecting,” Bailey said Friday.