Anne Arundel County police today were checking their missing persons file in an effort to learn the identity of a partially buried skeleton found yesterday afternoon in a heavily wooded section of Arnold.
Sgt. Joseph Bisesi, a police spokesman, said the skeleton was found about 1 p.m. by a county public works crew cleaning up trash in 1400 block of Shot Town Road.
Bisesi said there were no obvious signs of foul play on the skeleton and its sex was not known. He said the skeleton appeared to have been in the woods "a very long time."
Police said once the skeleton's sex has been determined, detectives will review missing persons reports to see if its height, possible weight, and any marks or old injuries match anyone on the reports.