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Identity pending for skeletal remains found in Chase City

SoVaNow.com / December 06, 2017
Workers with Dominion power clearing the right of way under power lines in Chase City discovered what they believed were human remains Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Police Chief Jay Jordan said a team clearing underbrush from beneath the power lines that run adjacent to the Dollar General Market on North Main Street found skeletal remains amid the brush.

The police were contact around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Upon arrival Chase City Police Officer A. DeSantis met with the workers who located the bones. He cordoned off the area and began investigation of a potential death scene site.

The bones were then sent to the medical examiners office in Richmond for a positive identification and cause of death.

Jordan could not say how long the bones had been in the area, but explained there were no open missing persons cases in Mecklenburg County. There are however, unsolved missing persons cases in nearby Halifax County.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted in conjunction with the Virginia State Police and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s office Investigators.

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