Georgia deer hunters find skeletal remains in wooded area

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – Authorities in Georgia have confirmed that two deer hunters discovered human skeletal remains in a wooded area.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth said the hunters found the bones on Thursday afternoon on a Flowery Branch property near the Chattahoochee Bay. Booth said detectives are pursuing “good leads” that they think could help identify the body.

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Authorities didn’t say how long they thought the remains had been there or if foul play is suspected.

The state Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab is examining the remains.