Police: skeletal remains found in northwest Atlanta

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The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office will be trying to determine the identity of a set of skeletal remains found in northwest Atlanta.

Those remains were found Tuesday just after 4 p.m. in the 700 block of Wheeler Street by a construction crew surveying the area, according to Atlanta Police. The remains were found in a heavy-wooded area at the end of a dead-end street surrounded by an industrial area and near a set of railroad tracks.

Police spent the afternoon processing the scene.

The medical examiner’s office will use DNA to try to identify the remains as well as determine a manner of death.