Neither the race nor sex of human bones found off Interstate 185 this week have been determined but authorities hope DNA tests will offer more clues to identify the remains.
“We have to get more information from the lab on the race, sex and origin,” Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge Rodney Wall said Thursday.
A skull, leg bones and part of a pelvis have been turned over to the crime lab in Atlanta. With a backlog of cases, Wall said he didn’t know when the lab would complete tests on the remains.
After a search on Tuesday and Wednesday at Interstate 185 and Ga. 18 - near Exit 34, authorities were confident they found all the remains. About 20-40 searchers from the Harris County Volunteer Fire Department, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and GBI agents took part in the search, Wall said.