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July 21, 2013

Scientist looks for snakes, finds human remains

Cherokee County sheriff’s officials say a biologist searching for snakes in Woodstock has instead found a set of skeletal remains.

Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Jay Baker says the biologist was searching a wooded area of South Cherokee Lane Saturday afternoon when the remains were uncovered.

Baker says the remains appear to be those of a man who was wearing a red, size 13 pair of Adidas shoes, blue jeans and burgundy shorts underneath.

Authorities are unsure of how long the remains had been lying in the woods, and Baker says the man’s body has been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for analysis.

Authorities are also probing missing persons cases to try identifying the remains.

Woodstock is about 30 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta.

 

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