Skeletal remains found in transient camp

By Jason Mealey, Producer, jmealey@wjxt.com
Published On: May 04 2014 05:33:48 PM EDT
Updated On: May 04 2014 07:23:20 PM EDT

VIDEO: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says a 12-year-old boy has found human remain as he was walking to a Kangaroo gas station around 2:30 this afternoon on West Beaver Street when he made the grisly discovery.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A 12-year-old boy returning a movie to a gas station on West Beaver Street found skeletal remains Sunday afternoon.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office told Channel 4 the boy was taking a shortcut through the woods when he came across the remains. The boy then returned home and told his dad and police were called.

Police do not suspect foul play. The area is near a well-known transient camp. Police can't say much about the body right now because of the decomposed state.

Authorities said it may take a while to officially identify the body and notify next of kin.

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