McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators were working a scene Tuesday in Old Fort where human remains were discovered.
A resident of the area found the skeletal remains in a wooded area off Lavender Road on Tuesday morning. The Sheriff’s Office was notified through a Crime Stoppers tip at 10:46 a.m.
At this time, investigators are examining the scene and recovering the remains, which will be sent for autopsy to determine a positive identification.
An investigation continues.
According previous stories, authorities in January offered a $500 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of a Lavender Road man who been missing since November 2019.
Authorities said at that time they had followed up on several leads and conducted multiple searches for the 40-year-old man but had been unsuccessful.
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