NEW INFO: Human Remains Found In Edgecombe County Woods

More human remains have been found in Edgecombe County.

Sheriff James Knight says a hunter found the remains late Monday afternoon in the woods off of Battleboro-Leggett Road.

Knight says the hunter said he was walking through the woods looking for deer antlers when he discovered what appeared to be human remains. The sheriff says the SBI and the State Medical Examiner's Office has been notified.

A news release says the victim has not been identified. Knight says it appears the bones have been there for "a year or two."

Battleboro-Leggett Road intersects Seven Bridges Road were the bodies of three women have been found in recent years. In all, seven bodies have been discovered in that area and in nearby Halifax County, and all of those victims were African-American women who had been involved in drugs or prostitution.

Knight says at this time they don't know if the latest discovery is related to the other cases.

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