The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of human remains, which were found late yesterday afternoon.
On Monday, September 19th shortly after 4:00pm, deputies were called to a wooded area along SE County Line Road near the Baker County line for a report of human remains being found. Upon deputies’ arrival, it was suspected that the remains were indeed human and the scene was secured. Detectives and CCSO Forensics responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation was conducted, and the scene was held overnight for the investigation to resume today.
In a statement, Sheriff Mark Hunter said, “These types of cases are uncommon in our area. There are a lot of questions we don’t have the answers to yet, but I am confident in our team’s ability to exhaust every lead and bring closure to this case.”
At this time, the cause of death and identity of the deceased is unknown. As further information becomes known, we will update. We request anyone with information regarding this case to contact detectives at (386)758-1095. Information may also be shared through Crime Stoppers of Columbia County by calling (386) 754-7099 or reporting online through www.columbiacrimestoppers.net.