Confirmed: Skull among human remains found on Murrells Inlet bike path

Confirmed: Skull among human remains found on Murrells Inlet bike path
(Watson, Casey)

MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) - An investigation is underway after human remains were found along the Murrells Inlet bike path, according to Georgetown Coroner Kenny Johnson.

The Georgetown Coroner’s office confirmed on Thursday that the remains, in fact, were human and that a skull was found.

Johnson was at the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway where a man said he came across the remains Wednesday afternoon.

Jason Lesley with Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office said that a call came in around 4 p.m. from the Triangle Park area.

“They are in the woods there off the bike path,” Lesley said. “How long they’ve been there, there’s a lot of factors that come into play. If anyone has information of a person that’s been missing for a period of time we’d ask they call the sheriffs office.”

HAPPENING NOW: Georgetown County law enforcement is at the scene where possible human remains were found this afternoon. >> https://bit.ly/2K6oQLh

Posted by WMBF News on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

If you have been in the area of where the human remains were found and believe you may have seen anything you are urged to contact authorities.

“People tend to know things and if they’re willing to share them it helps out a lot,” Lesley said. "We would ask the public to give us a call if they have any information, suspicion or thoughts about people who are missing or what this might be.”

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