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Tampa man finds human remains in Lakeland woods

Published:   |   Updated: September 18, 2013 at 06:10 AM

A Tampa man looking for scrap metal Tuesday morning discovered the remains of an adult in a Lakeland lot.

Around 8:55 a.m., John Sargent, 49, was searching fnear North Wabash Avenue in Lakeland, between Memorial Boulevard and Crutchfield Road, when he found a human skull and bones, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.

Sargent reported the find to the sheriff’s office.

The bones were taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office for possible identification and to determing the cause of death. The bones appear to be those of an adult, deputies said.

The investigation is continuing.

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