Human Remains Discovered In Cranberry Twp.

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Authorities continue to investigate the discovery of human remains in a wooded area of Cranberry Township.

So far, the skeletal remains are yielding few clues as to the person’s identity.

A man passing through a small, wooded area off of Dutilh Road near UPMC Passavant and heading to the Cranberry Mall spotted the remains Saturday afternoon.

Police were called to the scene around 2:30 p.m.

Police called in forensic anthropology teams from Mercyhurst University in Erie to assist in mapping the scene and gathering evidence.

Clothing indicates the body is likely male.

The remains have been taken back to Mercyhurst for further analysis.

“We’ll do a complete forensic anthropological analysis of it to determine the age, the sex, the stature, the ancestry, and then take a look at trauma, for example, and do a careful analysis of that,” said Dr. Dennis Dirkmaat, of Mercyhurst College.

There are no missing persons reports in Cranberry, but police tell KDKA’s Kym Gable they may reach out to other municipalities for information.

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