DEPUTIES: Human skeletal remains found in wooded area near Washington

BEAUFORT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Deputies say they found the presence of human skeletal remains on Sunday near Washington.

According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, they made the discovery after receiving a report on the wooded area near River Road.

Authorities say they conducted a search on foot and with a drone.

A Medical Examiner later responded to the scene to assist deputies.

Upon completion of the search and recovery, all remains were transported to ECU Health.

Sheriff Scott Hammonds says the investigation is ongoing and asks anyone with information on this or any other crime to contact the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office at 252-946-0101.