Family claims human bones found on Hwy 56 are Preston Overton’s remains

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The Richmond County Coroner is investigating bones found off Highway 56 in Augusta.

The bones were found just south of International Paper around 11 a.m. Thursday.

The coroner tells us DNA testing will be done to determine an identity.

The family of missing man Preston Overton have claimed that these are his remains.

Overton has been missing since June 8th of 2017.

Investigators tell us that they have not been identified as of yet.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for more details as they’re available.

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