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Children find human remains behind grocery store

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The scene where the remains were found near Standish. The scene where the remains were found near Standish.
STANDISH, Mich. (WNEM+AP) -

The Arenac County Sheriff's Department says a discovery by three children of human remains has led to the Michigan State Police deploying their mobile crime lab.

Authorities didn't state exactly when the remains were found, but earlier Monday WNEM TV5's Facebook page had several posts about children having discovered part of a human skull. Police later confirmed that the kids did find part of a skull.

The sheriff's department said the initial remains were found behind the Family Fare Grocery Store in Standish. Law enforcement conducted a thorough search of the wooded area and found the rest of the human remains.

A short time later the MSP mobile crime lab was called in to process the scene. Deputies said the identity of the remains has not been determined and the case remains under investigation.

On Tuesday, Arenac County Sheriff James Mosciski said he estimates the remains had been in the woods for about two years. He couldn't reveal the person's approximate age or gender.

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