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Authorities Conducting Investigation Following Discovery Of Skeletal Remains

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating skeletal remains that were found in a wooded area off Lee Lawing Road in northeastern Lincoln County.

Deputies were dispatched to the scene shortly before 1:00 p.m. Wednesday (December 27) after receiving a report from an employee of Dollar General at Lee Lawing Road and NC 150 Highway East. The customer told police he believed he found a human skull as he was walking through the wooded area.

After detectives arrived on the scene they located other skeletal remains of the individual nearby. The remains were to be sent to the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the positive identity and cause of death.