KJAS in Jasper, TX is reporting that the Newton County Sheriff's Department is investigating the discovery of human remains found in a wooded area south of Newton near the intersection of Highway 190 and County Road 4024.

A hunter reported that he had found a human skull and after officers arrived ,their search uncovered at least 3 additional bones.

The Sheriff's office is continuing to look for bones and evidence and are working to determine the identity of the bones and the cause of death.

Newton Police and the Texas Rangers are also involved.

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