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More human remains found in Kossuth area
by Jebb Johnston
Jan 14, 2017 | 7142 views | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A little more than a week after human remains were discovered in the Kossuth area, the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department found additional remains.

The discovery was made Friday in a wooded area on County Road 510 as investigation of the case continues.

“We’ve been constantly looking and investigating and trying to determine what happened and where it happened,” said Sheriff Ben Caldwell. “My investigators were out walking the area and located an area containing more human remains near where the first was found.”

The sheriff’s department secured the scene and monitored it overnight until arrival of an anthropologist from the state crime lab on Saturday to assist in documenting and recovering the remains. Although the nature of the death is not know, it is being treated as a crime scene.

The previously discovered remains, believed to be from the same individual, are in the hands of the crime lab for analysis. The same will happen with the newly discovered remains.

“We still at this time do not know the identity, age, race or sex of the remains,” said Caldwell. “We’re hoping we get some things where we can identify who it is and the cause of death.”

The remains were on top of the ground and, by appearance, are not recent, he said.

On Jan. 4, a dog brought partial human remains to a County Road 510 residence.
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