Police say they have found several human bones in a secluded area along the North Carolina coast.
Authorities say a skull and other bones were found by officers this week after a man looking for antique bottles first discovered some of the remains.
Wilmington police say the bones are believed to be from the same body. They will be examined by an anthropologist and a medical examiner to try and determine the identity of the person and how they died.
Officers will examine the area for the next few weeks to look for more bones or other evidence.
The remains were found in an area often used as an illegal dump about 100 feet from the Cape Fear River.