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Bodies uncovered in St. Lucie County

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(ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Florida)– St. Lucie County Sheriff’s officials are investigating a crime scene after “very decomposed” human remains were found Wednesday afternoon.

Deputies reported they responded to a 911 call shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday to the incident.

The incident was said to be just east of North Kings Highway in a rural area, east of North Kings Highway.

Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Brian Hester said the remains were found off the side of the road and were “pretty heavily decomposed.” He said the remains are an adult’s, but animals had caused some damage.

Chief Hester said, “Once we determine who it is, then it’ll be much easier for us to backtrack that person’s whereabouts, their history and who saw them … and what kind of state of mind they were in,”

According to the chief, there weren’t signs of injury to the bodies, but officials are waiting on an autopsy to determine the cause of death.