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Foul play not ruled out for human remains found in 'shallow grave'
Police work a scene near a carnival off Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville where skeletal human remains were found in a culvert Friday, July 12, 2019. - photo by Nick Watson, DCN Regional Staff

By Layne Saliba

DCN Regional Staff

The Gainesville Police Department is not ruling out foul play in the discovery of human remains  in Gainesville, Friday, July 12.

The remains found in a drainage culvert near the site of a carnival off Browns Bridge Road had been buried, according to Gainesville Police Chief Jay Parrish.

“The majority of the remains were located in a shallow grave that became exposed due to erosion over time,” Parrish said in an email. “We are comparing missing persons (reports) both from Gainesville and surrounding jurisdictions.”

Parrish said they believe the remains have been there “for several years.”

The remains were transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations crime lab for an autopsy, scheduled for Monday, July 15.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at (770) 534-5251.


Reporter Nick Watson contributed to this report.