Skeletal remains found in Sumter are of unidentified white male


SUMTER, S.C. (WACH)-- Preliminary autopsy results indicate that the skeletal remains found in Sumter over the weekend are of a middle-aged white man.

According to the Sumter Police Department, an autopsy was performed in Newberry Tuesday morning after a group of kids found skeletal remains in a wooded area off of Gaines Road near Dillion Park Sunday.

The kids alerted their parents who then contacted authorities.

The Coroner was unable to render an identification or cause of death, however, the pathologist was able to determine that the man may have been between 55 to 60-years-old.

Sumter Police and the Sumter County Coroners' Office are working to locate dental records of missing people in the region to compare with the remains found.

Their investigation is on-going, stay with WACH FOX and we will continue to update you as more information becomes available.

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