Human remains found in the woods

RICHMOND VA, (WWBT) - Richmond police continue to investigate human remains found in the deep woods in Highland Park.

The remains were found by three people searching for scrap metal near the intersection of 5th and Cypress Streets. Police searched the woods for hours looking for any clues.

"What they immediately did was secure the area so we know where the remains are. They also searched the area to see what other items of interest were down or what could be part of the investigation," said Dionne Waugh of the Richmond Police Department.

Now the medical examiner will try to determine the race, gender and identity of the person. Police say it is too early to say if foul play was involved.

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