Remains Found in Hart Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia

Hart County authorities and investigators with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations are working to identify skeletal remains found this week.

Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said the remains were found Monday evening about 6 p.m., but would not say where.

However, Cleveland did say they are that of an adult.

“On October 22nd,late in the day, human skeletal remains have been discovered in Hart County,” Cleveland said Tuesday. “A possible ID has been obtained, and that’s all it is, a possible identification, but it has not been confirmed. Hart County investigators and agents with the GBI are conducting an investigation to determine a possible cause of death.”

Cleveland said the remains were being collected as of mid-Tuesday afternoon and are being sent to the GBI Crime lab in Atlanta for positive identification.

Cleveland would not say if foul play was involved.

“The cause of death has not been determined. Only the skeletal remains are there; there’s not a body,” Cleveland said. “ I will tell you this, every time something like this comes up, we treat it as a homicide until an investigation tells us different.”

More information on this ongoing story as details become available.