A homeowner cleaning out debris from a detached garage in Essex on Saturday stumbled upon skeletal remains.

Baltimore County police detectives responded to the house in the 200 block of Back River Neck Road about 4:30 p.m. and examined the bones. They sent them to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification and an autopsy, which could determine the cause of death.

Police said there appeared to be no sign of foul play.

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