Soldiers find human remains during training exercise in Hoke Co.

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(WTVD)

HOKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — An investigation is underway in Hoke County after human remains were found scattered in a wooded area Tuesday.

Officials said Fort Bragg soldiers participating in a navigation training exercise discovered the remains in the 600 block of North Hilltop Road, about 30 miles southwest of Fayetteville.

Authorities told WTVD that the human remains appeared to be those of a male. They say the bones have been in the area for some time and are scattered around a large area.

Source: WTVD