Maine State Police are investigating skeletal remains that were discovered in a wooded area off Rt. 100 in Falmouth.

The human skeleton was found by a couple walking in the woods Sunday morning, said Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland.

The remains have been transported to the office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta for further examination.

Police are checking missing persons reports, although none have been filed with Falmouth Police so investigators are expanding their search to include surrounding towns, McCausland said.

“The Medical Examiner’s office has begun their examination and we’ll get some insight for them as to male or female, possible age, not only of the person, but of how long the remains have been in the location,” McCausland said. “But that process has just begun.”

The exact location of the discovery is being withheld pending further investigation and work by the medical examiner, McCausland said.

McCausland said there was nothing to indicate foul play from initial examinations, but he also said it is extremely early in the investigation, and it will be up to the medical examiner to determine more facts about the body.

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