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Children find human remains in Pablo

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PABLO — According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, partially decomposed human remains were found in an undeveloped, wooded area in Pablo on Nov. 3 shortly after 10:30 a.m.

The remains were discovered by two children walking through the area. Undersheriff Dan Yonkin said the children may have been on their way to a friend’s house when they cut across the field and discovered the remains. 

The scene was processed by law enforcement officers and the remains were transported to the state crime lab in Missoula for identification. 

According to a press release, the remains appear to be that of an adult caucasian male and may have been outdoors for an extended amount of time.

Investigators are waiting for dental records to identify the deceased. Yonkin said he hopes to have a positive identification early this week.

Yonkin could not comment as to whether foul play was involved until an autopsy had been performed, or whether drugs and/or alcohol were involved until a toxicology screening had been performed. But due to the condition of the remains, a toxicology screening may not be possible, he added.


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