WILMINGTON -- Wilmington Police are investigating human skeletal remains found behind a business in the 3500 block of Carolina Beach Road Saturday afternoon. Investigators say passersby found the scattered remains that appear to be from two people.
Police say the remains were removed from the scene Saturday, and that the search for more evidence continued Sunday.
At this point, police are not releasing more information until there is confirmation from the medical examiner's office about at least a few preliminary details, including length of time the remains may have been there, possible cause of death, age, gender, etc.
According to a statement from the Wilmington Police Department, "The original decision to postpone release of information for a brief time was out of regard for any family, anywhere, that is missing a loved one. Knowledge that unidentified remains have been found leads to speculation and unnecessary pain for all but those whose loved ones may eventually be accounted for."
Investigators say more details will be released as information is confirmed.