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One set of human remains found in McCormick County identified

MCCORMICK, S.C. (WJBF/AP) - UPDATE: MCCORMICK, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say someone checking on a resident of a mobile home in South Carolina found burned human remains.

McCormick County Coroner Faye Puckett said she sent the remains for an autopsy and for an anthropologist to determine whether they are from more than one person, the gender of any victims and how they died.
  
Puckett told The Index-Journal of Greenwood that she suspects foul play because why else would the remains be burned.
  
The coroner says witnesses have not been clear on how many people lived at the home.
  
The State Law Enforcement Division is helping McCormick County deputies and the coroner investigat[ed].
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Information from: The Index-Journal, http://www.indexjournal.com

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UPDATE: McCormick County Coroner Faye Puckett says that one set of human remains found on July 10th have been identified as 48 year old Ruth Huetter.  The remains were identified through DNA.

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Authorities say someone checking on a resident of a mobile home in South Carolina found burned human remains.

The remains were found July 10th near the intersection of Upper Mill Road and Highway 67.

McCormick County Coroner Faye Puckett said she sent the remains for an autopsy and for an anthropologist to determine whether they are from more than one person, the gender of any victims and how they died.

Puckett told The Index-Journal of Greenwood that she suspects foul play because why else would the remains be burned.

The coroner says witnesses have not been clear on how many people lived at the home.

The State Law Enforcement Division is helping McCormick County deputies and the coroner investigate.


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