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.
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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.