Skeletal remains found north of Poplarville

By WLOX Staff

PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The Pearl River County Sheriff's Department made a grisly discovery Thursday - the skeletal remains of at least one body. Authorities believe it could possibly be two people, but right now they aren't sure.

The remains were found in a wooded area on Burge-Reyer Road, off of Springhill Road. That's about 11 miles north of Poplarville.

Sheriff's officials released few details about the discovery, only confirming to WLOX News that the remains were found. The state crime lab was also called in to assist in the investigation.

Investigators spent much of the day Thursday gathering evidence from the scene to determine how the person or persons died.

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