Remains found in Independence Co., investigation ongoing

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Human remains found in Independence County have been sent to the state crime lab for identification.

According to Sheriff Steve Jeffery, officers were dispatched to an area in the county on Saturday evening where the remains were discovered. Officers found the remains, but due to the late hour the scene was secured for the night.

On Sunday morning investigators, the county coroner and the dive team went to the area, gathered the remains and processed the scene.

The dive team then went into a lake to collect any additional evidence, according to the sheriff. The sheriff's department did not identify the name of the lake or the area in which the remains were found.

It is not known who the remains belong to and the investigation is ongoing.

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