Sheriff: Human skeletal remains found in Iredell County

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Human skeletal remains were found in Gaston County on Tuesday, according to the Sheriff's Office. 

The remains were found in wooded area at Williamson Rd. and Bridgewater Ln. in Mooresville. The Iredell County Sheriff says the remains had been there for a "lengthy amount of time," and it appeared that the remains had been scattered by animals. 

The Sheriff told FOX 46 that the scene had been secured, and it will be processed on Wednesay, Jan. 16. No other information has been released.