RURAL HALL, N.C. -- Human remains were found in Rural Hall Monday, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's Office news release.
Investigators are working to identify the recently discovered remains.
On Monday, a hunter in the woods behind 6725 University Parkway found what he thought to be part of a human skeleton.
Deputies responded and confirmed that the remains were human.
Investigators searched the area Tuesday.
Those who live near the scene told FOX8 that much of the search has been in the woods down a dirt path behind an RV center.
“We just saw the law coming in and out a few times,” Tony Sidden said. “My neighbor actually told me how many were down there. They were looking in the woods and everything. There were two forensic cars. That’s when I figured it was something.”
Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office representatives said forensic teams, investigators and an ATV unit did work the scene on Tuesday.
Only investigators will be back at the scene on Wednesday to continue collecting evidence.
The remains will be sent to the medical examiner's office where officials will attempt to identify them.
FCSO investigators and Winston-Salem police are both reviewing missing persons cases to try and identify the remains.
Anyone with information should call the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at (336) 727-2112