MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Authorities are analyzing skeletal remains they say had been in a wooded area in Horry County for several years.

Horry County Police Lt. Robert Kegler says the remains were collected Saturday in Myrtle Beach. It isn't known yet if they are human.

The remains were scattered across a wooded area. Kegler says that fact leads officers to believe an animal might have moved them.

Authorities are continuing to investigate.