The Burke County Sheriff’s Office reports the discovery of human remains over the weekend. On Saturday, (October 9), at 4:20 p.m., Burke County Deputies were dispatched to an address on Oak Drive in Drexel. Authorities had been contacted regarding the discovery of what appeared to be human remains found by local residents in a wooded area.
The Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID), the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), and the Medical Examiner arrived at the scene and verified the remains were human. They were recovered by the Sheriff’s Office and SBI and will be submitted for forensic analysis. Burke County CID is investigating reports of missing persons in the area over the past several months. The Sheriff’s Office will release more information as it becomes available.