PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Officials are still working to identify the remains of a man found in Brentwood on Thursday.
The remains were found in the woods, on the border of Brentwood and Whitehall. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said it could be quite some time before they’re able to identify the remains.READ MORE: Free Dental Clinic Expects Large Turnout At David L. Lawrence Convention Center
According to police, kids playing in the woods found the remains. Police and other emergency officials had to use ATVs to navigate back to the site where they were discovered.
“They must have been up there about three hours,” Joe Longo said.
Sources said the body of a man was badly decomposed.
“The said it was a skeleton. So, it must have been there a long time,” Mike Tulski said. “They said it was fully clothed. I don’t understand. You’d think we’d see a fully clothed person laying in the woods, but we didn’t see anything.”
Tulski and Longo have lived in Brentwood for decades. Tulski hunts in the same woods and has been tracking through them since September when archery season started.READ MORE: 6 Tornadoes Tear Through Western Pennsylvania
He’s surprised that they never came across the remains during the last several months.
“When he goes deer hunting, we go up there. We searched half of that area looking for a deer and we didn’t see nothing,” Longo said.
“Me and him were all over those woods up there after deer. I mean, we covered every inch of that woods and we didn’t find the body. It must have been under a brush pile or something,” Tulski said.
Although there were no outward signs of foul play, the death has been ruled suspicious pending the outcome of an autopsy.Pittsburgh Police Lose 2nd Officer To COVID-19 In Past Month