Horry County police recovered human skeletal remains Saturday afternoon that will be sent out for analysis.
Horry County Coroner Robert Edge said the remains were not laying together in skeleton form, and possibly were scattered around an area by an animal.
“The thinking is that they’ve been there at least a year,” Edge said. He said he was not sure how many bones were recovered.
Police spokesman Lt. Robert Kegler said someone discovered the remains on Tidewater Drive in the Myrtle Beach area and notified police.
“The remains are in our custody now and will be sent off for analysis,” Kegler said Sunday.
Edge said he remains will be sent to an anthropologist in Charleston before being sent to the University of Texas for DNA testing.
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