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Skeleton Found By Horseback Riders In Cumberland County

Posted September 8, 2003 1:40 a.m. EDT

— Cumberland County investigators are trying to identify a skeleton found in the woods Sunday.

Horseback riders found the skeleton around 6 p.m. in a field near Gillis Hill Road and Old Raeford Road.

Investigators said a medical exam shows the body was a 30- to 40-year-old African-American man who was missing a front upper tooth. The exam revealed the man has been dead for close to a year.