Skeletal remains

Skeletal remains were found near Mount Pleasant on Sunday, Dec. 26, according to the Maury County Sheriff’s Office. (PHOTO BY MCSO)

The Maury County Sheriff’s Office located possible human remains around Southport Road near Mt. Pleasant on Sunday, Dec. 26.

A social media post from the department on Tuesday indicated the remains were of an adult, and other evidence recovered led to an unofficial identification of the individual.

Following a phone call, deputies verified the claim and secured the scene. On Monday, members of Middle Tennessee State University’s Forensic Anthropology Search & Recovery team, Mount Pleasant Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol CIRT team and the Medical Examiner’s Office joined deputies in the investigation.

“We then carefully processed and collected items from the area. The collected skeletal remains will be sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office for further examination and positive identification,” the press release read. ”Other material evidence will be processed by Investigator’s from the Maury County Sheriff’s Office and sent to the T.B.I. crime lab for further examination.”

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Maury County Sheriff’s Department, 931-388-5151 or email mesddispatch@maurycounty-tn.gov.

Chris Yow has served as the managing editor for the Trussville (Ala.) Tribune and, most recently, the Spring Hill Advertiser News. He has worked as a sports editor and has covered high school sports in different capacities for 18 years.

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