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Columbia police investigate skeletal remains

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Columbia police are investigating after a teenager found skeletal remains in a wooded area in north Columbia.

The teenager found the bones Saturday in a spot not far from the Boone County Jail.

Columbia police spokeswoman says officers have some leads on the identity of the deceased, but she provided no other details. Investigators say clothing found on the body suggests the person was an adult male.

Dori Burke, chief investigator for the Boone County medical examiner's office, says the body did not have apparent signs of traumatic injury such as a bullet hole. But she says that does not rule out foul play.

Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com

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