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Police investigating human skeletal remains found in Columbia

A landscape worker unearthed human skeletal remains in a wooded area in Columbia, and Howard County police are investigating the incident.

Police said they were called to the 12200 block of Green Meadow Drive about 3:14 p.m. Friday. They confirmed the remains were human, and the body was taken to the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy, according to police.

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The identity of the person was not available, and it was unclear how long the remains were on the property. The investigation is ongoing.

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