Investigation underway on human skeletal remains

Posted at 7:10 PM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-09 22:53:57-05

A forensics team is back at the scene investigating the area where human skeletal remains were found in Akron on Friday, the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office said on Saturday morning. 

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Police said the remains, which included a human skull and spine, were located on the sidewalk near a vacant lot in the 1300 block of Marcy Street just after 3:15 p.m. 

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The Akron Police Department detective bureau and the Medical Examiner were on the scene on Friday, and returned Saturday morning. 

An anthropology team from Mercyhurst University led by Dennis Dirkmaat is helping with the investigation at the request of the Summit County Medical Examiner.

The examination process to determine the gender, race and identity of the remains is a tedious process and there is no time table for when answers will come, officials said.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 






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