Human remains found in wooded area in Va. Beach

Thursday - 12/6/2012, 1:13pm EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Authorities are investigating human remains found in a wooded area in Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach police say a woman told dispatchers that a friend found what appeared to be a skeleton Wednesday afternoon while walking. Police found the remains on a vacant lot near a marsh.

Police say the remains appeared to have been at the site for some time.

The cause of death and identification will be determined by the medical examiner's office.

The police department's homicide unit is investigating.

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