GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – The Greenville County Coroner’s Office said the human remains found behind an Upstate home have been presumptively identified.
On February 27, the City of Greenville Police Department along with the coroner’s office was notified a person had located a human skull in the woods off of Oscar Street.
On Tuesday more remains were discovered.
The Emergency Response Team, Greenville Emergency Management, Greenville City Fire, and the coroner’s office conducted a thorough search following the discovery.
Investigators said the remains found could have been there for at least two years.
“They started this morning around 8 a.m. at the intersection here,” Chief Deputy Coroner Mike Ellis said.
“They probably searched at least five acres because we know it’s on a plot of land of five acres. Around 2 p.m. today they did locate what they are describing as other human remains.”
The cause and manner of death are pending according to the coroner.
Investigators said the confirmation of identification is pending further testing but a family has been contacted.
An external examination will be performed Wednesday and another will be conducted by an anthropologist, officials said.
The death is being investigated by the Greenville City Police and the Greenville County Coroner’s Office.