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Human bones found in Dawson County
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A skull believed to belong to a human was found in Dawson County over the weekend.

The skull was discovered in the woods near Hanging Dog Road when hunters were moving a deer stand, Dawson County Sheriff Public Information Officer Tony Wooten said.

A jacket and other bones also were found near the skull.

They are still searching as we speak, Wooten said Monday. Hopefully, enough will be collected to make an identification.

The skull will be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab, Wooten said.

The Forsyth County Sheriffs Office has been called in to assist with the investigation.

In February, Wooten said a missing Forsyth County mans truck was found in the same area on Hanging Dog Road.

The area was searched at the time with search-and-rescue dogs, but nothing was found. The missing mans name is not being released.

Forsyth County Public Information Officer Robin Regan said the department is waiting for identification on the bones from Dawson County before trying to make a connection with the unidentified missing man.

There has not been any identification yet, but they (Dawson County) will let us know right away when they can confirm that, Regan said.