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GPD investigating skeletal remains found near Highway 605 and Oneal Rd.

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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

The Gulfport Police Department is investigating skeletal remains found Monday morning in the area of MS Highway 605 and Oneal Road around 8:30 a.m.

The remains have been collected as evidence by the Gulfport Police Crime Scene Unit, and will be identified using forensic examination. 

"The remains are being sent to the State Medical Examiner in Jackson to determine if they are human," said Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove.

According to a release sent to WLOX News, the discovery was joint effort with the Harrison County Coroner's office, the Harrison County Fire Service, Gulf Coast Search and Rescue and the Gulfport and D'Iberville Fire Departments. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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