Skeletal remains found, investigators believe they know identity

Published: Nov. 20, 2020 at 6:55 PM CST
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Jackson County, FL. (WTVY) -Skeletal remains that investigators believe to be those of a reported missing person have been recovered in Jackson County, Florida.  A property owner clearing land in the Alford area found those remains Friday, per Sheriff Lou Roberts.

“Missing persons cases have led investigators to a potential identity; however the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will work diligently with the Medical Examiner’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to accurately identify the victim before prematurely releasing any names,” he said.

The sheriff’s statement does not specify the person’s sex or a time frame of when they died.

Roberts also did not say if this is a criminal case but expressed concerns that releasing additional information too quickly could compromise the investigation.

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