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Gold miner digs up skeleton

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A man mining for gold called the Jackson County Sheriff's Office on Saturday evening to report that he had found some human remains.

The miner told deputies the location was very remote and could only be accessed by foot.

The daylight was fading, so deputies decided to head out first thing Sunday morning to inspect the remains.

On Sunday, deputies started to gather more information about where the body was located and found it near the Central Point foothills.

The deputy medical examiner and detectives performed a skeletal recovery.

On Monday, deputies started trying to identify the remains.

If dental records are complete, deputies could know who he or she is within a few days.

If those records are not complete, it could take up to a few months for an accurate identification because a complete DNA analysis will need to be completed.

The case remains under investigation.

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