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Human skeleton found by hunters in Cumberland County

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 5, 2016 7:54 AM
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(Newville) -- State police and the Cumberland County district attorney are investigating a human skeleton found by hunters.

District Attorney David Freed says it appears the remains are those of a man whose body has been in the area for at least a couple of years.

The bones were found in Cooke Township, near Newville, on Saturday afternoon.

The prosecutor is hoping investigators will be able to gather DNA from the bones and perhaps have an artist do a facial reconstruction drawing to help identify the body.

No clothes or other evidence were found nearby.

The remains were found near Route 33 and Ridge Road.

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