JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police said Thursday they believe human remains found near a local softball field are those of an adult male.
The remains were discovered Wednesday evening in the 5000-block of South Stadium Boulevard, across from the Southside Softball Complex.
In a news release Thursday, Corporal David McDaniel, public information officer for the Jonesboro Police Department, said evidence at the scene leads investigators to believe the remains are those of an adult male.
Investigators were searching the scene on Thursday, and McDaniel said there is no way of knowing this soon what exactly happened.
“Whether or not a crime has been committed it’s just too early to say at this time.” said McDaniel, “We can say the time frame of what we believe to be the amount of time the remains have been here, there’s no possible way that this could have been someone that went missing just a few of months ago.”
McDaniel said it appears the remains had been there for an extended period of time.
Other items discovered at the scene suggest the person might have been a transient.
" It’s just a matter of collecting what we can, discerning what items are of evidenciary value and treating those accordingly." said McDaniel, “All in the means of determining the identity of the victim and what occurred here.”
McDaniel said it could be several months before they have any answers in this case.
They are sending things to the crime lab for processing, and they are looking into several possibilities for why the remains were in the area.
If anyone has information regarding the incident, call Jonesboro police at 870-935-5657 or Crimestoppers anonymously at 870-395-STOP (7867).