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Authorities investigate human remains as homicide

  • Associated Press
  • May 11, 2014 - 3:35 PM

SHAWANO, Wis. — Authorities in northeastern Wisconsin are treating the discovery of human remains as a homicide case.

The Shawano County Sheriff's Department says the remains were discovered around 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Town of Richmond. Two young people discovered the remains along County Highway MMM west of Shawano.

Shawano County Sheriff Randy Wright told reporters Sunday that the remains, artifacts from the scene and other evidence were sent to the state crime lab for further examination and identification.

Investigators were on the scene until 2 a.m. He says deputies then kept the scene secure until detectives returned in the morning to comb the area for further evidence.

The sheriff says there will be no further updates until the results of the forensic examinations come back.

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