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NC sheriff: Human remains found in missing person case

September 13, 2019

SWANNANOA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say they think human remains that were recently discovered may be those of a person reported missing this summer.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Thursday that the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office said they found the remains last weekend in Swannanoa, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Asheville.

In a news release obtained by the newspaper, the office said deputies had been searching that area in recent months in connection to a missing person report. Officials say they believe the remains are those of the missing person, but are awaiting identification.

The office says they’re working with the medical examiner and continuing to search the area with cadaver dogs for additional remains.

The missing person’s name hasn’t been released.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com

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