Questions on human remains abound
by Staff Report
Jul 05, 2011 | 2960 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bartow County Sheriff's Office was called to an area off Paga Mine Road about 9 a.m. Sunday after fishermen discovered human remains.

According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, several persons walking to fish on the Etowah River located a human skull in the woods.

BCSO Investigator Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said Monday that information on the skeletal remains was limited. Most of the skeleton was recovered Sunday, and the remains have been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab.

Rogers said he hopes to have results from the GBI "this week," but the results will depend on how the case is prioritized.

The BCSO is searching missing persons reports, according to Rogers, who declined to say whether dental records could be used to determine identification.

At this point, the gender of the victim is unknown, and it is unknown whether foul play was involved and whether the body may have been buried.

Rogers said no other items -- such as clothing or personal possessions -- were located with the remains.