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Bones found off Victory Drive thought to be human, Columbus police investigating

A Columbus police officer stands guard by crime-scene tape marking a trail off Victory Drive where walkers found what are thought to be human remains.
A Columbus police officer stands guard by crime-scene tape marking a trail off Victory Drive where walkers found what are thought to be human remains.

Local authorities Thursday were called to a trailer park off Victory Drive where two people walking in the woods near Bull Creek found what are believed to be human bones.

“It appeared they’d been there a while,” said Deputy Coroner Charles Newton, who gave a time of death as 1:25 p.m., though the death obviously happened a long time ago.

The bones will be sent to the state crime lab in Atlanta, Newton said: “They will tell us whether they’re human or not.”

The lab also may be able to determine a cause of death, but if not, “It could possibly come back as undetermined,” Newton said.

Homicide investigators were called the scene, about 25 yards into the woods off a dead end street south of Plateau Drive and Leslie Drive.

A trail winds through the trees there along Bull Creek, behind Bull Creek Mobile Home Community. Two people walking there found the bones and called 911 at 10:37 a.m., Columbus police said.

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