A man on a walk found skeletal human remains in a Germantown field on Monday, according to Montgomery County police.
The bones were not concealed or placed in “any type of grave,” police wrote in a release Tuesday, and did not show any “obvious signs of trauma.” They were found in a field off the 12600 block of Great Seneca Highway.
Detectives are investigating and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore will conduct an autopsy to determine the identity of the remains as well as how the person died.
According to police, a man called at 4:42 p.m. Monday to report that he thought he had found human bones, according to police. Officers responded and found the skeletal remains.
Officer Rick Goodale, a department spokesman, said police don’t know how long the person has been dead or any other information at this point.
Police are asking anyone with information about the remains to call 240-773-5070 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 866-411-TIPS (8477).