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Police ask for public's assistance in identifying human cremains

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EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying human cremains.

Deputies were recently called to 167 Community Rd. after a resident discovered two boxes of cremains. Authorities have been attempting to identify and locate the family members of the deceased. They believe that one box contains cremains of an adult and the other is either a child or small adult.

"He was actually outside in his backyard going through the dirt digging for some worms to use as bait to fish. While he was doing that, he found these two boxes that were approximately 10 to 12 inches under the ground and realized they didn't belong there and were possibly human cremains," said David Ehsanipoor, Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators have been working with Effingham County Coroner David Exley and local funeral homes. They have also been looking through property records. The residence where the cremains were found is a rental property. One of the boxes has a date which is partially labeled sometime in October of the 2000s.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Effingham County Sheriff's Office at 912.754.3449.

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