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Human remains found on game lands in Perry County

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State police in Newport and the Perry County coroner's office are investigating the discovery of suspected human skeletal remains.

The remains were found Tuesday on State Game Lands Number 170 in Rye Township by a man who was looking for wild flowers in the area, police said.

Police said a preliminary examination by an anthropologist indicated the remains are those of an unidentified adult male.

The remains have been recovered and will need further examination for identification. Police said the remains had been on the game lands for a long period of time.

The investigation is ongoing as to the manner of death.

"As for trying to find any witnesses, it might be a little difficult because there really are no homes in the area," Trooper Robert Hicks said. "It will stem from the forensic investigation and will have to go from there."

Mike Miller, who has lived in the area his entire life, said the game land is popular among hikers and hunters. He said he was shocked to hear about the discovery."No one was talking about it, but when I saw a fire truck and coroner go up the road," Miller said. "I thought they were responding to a camping fire."

Anyone with any information is asked to call state police in Newport at 717-567-3110.

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