Possible human remains found in Berryville

Friday, March 7, 2014

BERRYVILLE -- Police have started investigating the possibility of foul play after a resident found what could be human remains at Saunders Heights on Feb. 19.

"Somebody had been up there and reported finding a human skull and we went up there collected it and sent it to the crime lab," said Detective Robert Bartos of the Berryville Police Department.

After finding something that resembled a part of a human skull, the police searched the surrounding area and were not able to locate any other evidence or remains. The Arkansas Crime Lab will conduct DNA testing on the remains to determine its origins.

"We'll see if they can make some kind of identification at the crime lab," Bartos said. "We are hoping we can learn something more about it from the crime lab or possibly attach it to one of the missing person reports from this area or the surrounding areas."

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