WILLIAMSTON, N.C. (AP) -- Deputies say skeletal remains have been found in woods in Martin County.
Investigators said they received a tip about the bones on Friday, and gathered the remains Saturday with help from the East Carolina University Department of Anthropology.
Authorities say they don't know how long the remains may have been in the woods, or whether they were male or female. They are trying to identify the person and determine the cause of death.
Deputies say the bones were found so deep in the woods that all-terrain vehicles were needed to get to them.