Unknown remains found in Hendersonville, sent off for autopsy
Hendersonville, N.C. (WLOS) —
Human remains found at an abandoned landfill site in Hendersonville are being sent to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.
A contractor working for the city made the discovery off the Oklawaha Greenway near the Seventh Avenue entrance.
Hendersonville Police Capt. Chris LeRoy said, based on the size of the bones discovered on the ground in the woods, the remains may have belonged to a man. "There was a skull, some leg bones, I believe. Maybe a shoulder. I don't know all of them that were recovered, but a good amount," LeRoy said.
Right now, it is not clear who it could be.
Investigators hope the autopsy will determine the person's identity and cause of death. "The skull did have some dental records, some dental work in it. So, if we're able to identify a person. We can maybe go the dental records route," Capt. Chris LeRoy said.
Neighbor Aaron Brumgard, who owns a business near the former landfill site, said he was fine with waiting since there was no indication, yet, of a crime.
"There's no telling how long they've been down there. Could've been a drug addict or something and died years ago," Brumgard said. "So, interesting, to say the least."
The remains were expected to be transported to the medical examiner's office Wednesday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hendersonville Police Department at 828-697-3025 or Henderson County Crime Stoppers at 828-697-STOP.
Investigators say there are several active missing person cases in Henderson County, but none involves a man.