September 19, 2017 10:43:51 AM
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The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office received a report Monday of what are apparently extremely old human remains that were discovered on the banks of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said he could not give many details yet but confirmed the remains were found near West Plymouth Road. Authorities do not suspect foul play, he confirmed. Rather, Merchant said they appear to have come from an old gravesite.
"(These remains have) been buried and they were exposed through erosion from the bank of the river," Merchant said. "These are very very very old." Merchant plans to coordinate with an archaeological team from Mississippi State University later this week to examine the remains.
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