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Skeletal Remains Found At Fort Bragg Saturday Are Human

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FORT BRAGG — Authorities have determined that some bones discovered at Fort Bragg over the weekend are human. Fort Bragg investigators, along with the FBI and local law enforcement agencies, are still trying to figure out the identity of skeletal remains found on the post over the weekend.

Officials will not say exactly where the remains were found, but a source within the sheriff's office told WRAL that the remains were found off of Vass Road by someone who was scouting the area for hunting purposes.

The bones are believed to be of a female in her late 20s to mid 30s who stands about five and a half feet tall. They may have been there for a year or more.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office has pulled six missing person's reports and hopes to make an identity match once the autopsy report is revealed.

The process could take a while, but the FBI hopes to have more information in the next couple of days.

The bones were found on Saturday. Forensic specialists from the Department of Defense and the FBI excavated the remains.