Human jawbone found in Searsburg

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SEARSBURG — Law enforcement is investigating the discovery of human remains found at a gravel pit, police say.

On Tuesday, a person contacted the Vermont State Police in Westminster to report that he was at a gravel pit on Somerset Road when he came across what he believed was a human jawbone, according to a Friday media release from the Vermont State Police.

Vermont State Police Field Force personnel, including the Crime Scene Search Team, have begun a search of the area where the jawbone was found.

Efforts are underway to determine the identity of the remains and the circumstances of the death, according to the release.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone who might have information about this case is asked to contact the Vermont State Police, Shaftsbury Barracks at 802-442-5421.

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