GOLDSBORO - The Wayne County Sheriff's Office released a preliminary report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner after remains were found Wednesday afternoon.
The medical examiner said the remains are of a male subjet, approximately 30 years of age, with a full-length rod in the left femur. The age is based on bone density and metal fillings in the teeth.
The individual's race has not been determined.
The report also excluded the remains as those of Cole Thomas.
On Wednesday, at approximately 2:16 p.m., the Wayne County 911 Center received a call about possible human remains being found in a wooded area in the 600 block of Falling Creek Church Road.
Deputies arrived at the location and met with employees of a local logging company who advised that while they were cutting timber they discovered what they thought were human remains.
The deputies and detectives were directed to a specific area where they observed what is believed to be human bones.
Detectives have been reviewing missing person reports for a possible match to the remains and are pursuing leads.
Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 919-731-1480.
At this time, there is no further information to be released.