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Hikers Find Human Remains In Schuylkill County

NEW CASTLE TOWNSHIP — Police have been on the scene all day of a shocking discovery in Schuylkill County.

Authorities believe human remains were found in a wooded area near Saint Clair.

State police are now calling this a death investigation and have confirmed human skeletal remains were found on Thursday.

State police say two hikers were walking in a wooded area of New Castle Township along Route 61 between Frackville and Saint Clair when they found those remains around 6 p.m. Thursday.

The trooper handling the investigation says a skull and hip bone where found on the ground.

A tent was brought out to cover the site where the remains were found and a state police forensics unit was also on scene as troopers could be seen sifting through the ground.

Investigators are working to identify the remains.

State police and the Schuylkill County coroner’s office are handling the investigation.

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