Suitcase with apparent human bones found in Georgia woods

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Posted at 7:17 PM, Dec 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-30 19:17:00-05

BARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A driver looking for a lost item near a Georgia interstate stumbled on a suitcase holding what investigators believe are human bones.

WGXA-TV reports that the suitcase held a skull and pelvic bones. Butts County Coroner Ralph Wilson says it appeared to have been lying near I-75 for months, and was too far from the road to have been thrown from a vehicle.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said the suitcase and "what is believed to be human skeletal remains" were found Thursday within a few miles (kilometers) of exit 201, which is north of Barnesville.

Bureau spokesman Bahan Rich declined to comment further in an email Friday.