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Human bones found by hunters
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The discovery of human remains in southern Dawson County on Sunday launched a full-scale search of the wooded area by multiple law enforcement agencies.

Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten said a human skull and articles of clothing of were located by hunters near Hanging Dog Road, off Dawson Forest Road.

Investigators from Dawson and Forsyth counties continued to search the area on Monday for additional remains.

It was not immediately clear how many bones were found or how long they had been there.

Authorities said the bones could be those of a Forsyth County man reported missing last winter. The man's name has not been released.

"His truck was located in that general area in February," Wooten said. "There was an extensive search of these woods in February, but we weren't able to come up with anything."

The bones were collected and sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab.

"We'll know more when their evaluation is complete, but that will be a while," Wooten said.

The Dawson sheriff's office is heading up the investigation until authorities can determine an identity.

According to Wooten, there is no evidence at this point in the investigation that indicates foul play.

"It's still too early in the investigation to be able to comment on that," he said.

DCN regional reporter Kayla Robins contributed to this story.

 

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