Skeletal remains found near Alderson

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ALDERSON, WV (WVNS)– The Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department found skeletal remains in a remote area on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

According to Sheriff Bruce Sloan, they were still in the process of searching the wooded area near Fort Spring for what is believed to be human skeletal remains.

Sheriff Sloan told 59 News around 8:30 Tuesday morning a property owner was clearing some wooded area to work on some fencing when she found what she believed to be skeletal remains. Multiple agencies including the State Medical Examiner and a cadaver dog. Sheriff Sloan said with the help of the cadaver dog more remains are still being found.

“We requested a cadaver dog from Kanawha County. They brought their dog down and started searching the area. The dog hit in several areas where the original piece of skeletal remain was found. We found more remains that appear to be human in nature,” said Sloan.

Sheriff Sloan said once the crime scene unit finishes, the remains will be taken by the State Medical Examiner and he’s hoping an identification will be able to be made from dental records.

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