BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are investigating after a man found human remains in a forest in Allegany County Sunday.

Maryland State Police troopers responded to Green Ridge State Forest in Flinestone, Maryland, around 5:15 p.m.

A witness told investigators he found what he believed to be human remains. Investigators later found the remains in a heavily wooded area.

The remains have been taken to the state medical examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Authorities say a description of the remains is not available at this time, and it is unknown how long the body had been in the woods.

The investigation is ongoing.

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