Central Georgia's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports, and more | Macon, Georgia | 13WMAZ.com

Skeletal remains found in south Macon woods

Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley says the remains were found in a campsite area often used by homeless people.

MACON, Ga. — Bibb County coroners are trying to identify remains found in a wooded area in south Macon Monday.

Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley says skeletal remains were found in the woods near the intersection of 5th Street and Cynthia Avenue.

Miley says they were found around 5:18 p.m. in a makeshift campsite area often used by homeless people.

He added that they appear to have been there for a while, and they’ll have to be sent to the crime lab to be identified.

13WMAZ will update this story as we get more information.

RELATED: Bibb coroner explains how the wrong man was identified as dead

RELATED: Looking closer at how coroners identify a body

STAY ALERT | Download our FREE app now to receive breaking news and weather alerts. You can find the app on the Apple Store and Google Play.

STAY UPDATED | Click here to subscribe to our Midday Minute newsletter and receive the latest headlines and information in your inbox every day.

Have a news tip? Email news@13wmaz.com, or visit our Facebook page.