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Hanahan Police Department. Andrew Knapp/Staff

Officials are working to identify the person whose skeletal remains were uncovered Friday at Westvaco Park in Hanahan.

A group of residents stumbled across the remains deep in the woods around 5:30 p.m., Hanahan police Deputy Chief Michael Fowler said. The remains were behind the parking lots off Bentley Road. The Berkeley County Coroner's Office collected the remains and is investigating the death.

So far, the bones haven't offered any clues about the identity of the dead person, including how they died or how long they've been at the park off Rhett Avenue, Fowler said. Officials also haven't been able to determine the person's age or gender.

The remains will be taken to a forensic anthropologist for examination, the coroner said Monday.

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