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Police Investigate After Human Remains Located in Wooded Area

Date: March 19, 2023
Incident Type:
Location: Zone 5

Just before 2:15 p.m., Pittsburgh Police from Zone 5 responded to a 9-1-1 call for a possible human skull found by hunters in a wooded area in the 1200 block of Washington Blvd.

Detectives from VCU and the Mobile Crime Unit responded to the scene for further investigation.

Additional human remains were also located in the vicinity. It is not immediately clear whether the decedent is male or female.

The Medical Examiner's Office will determine cause and manner of death. There is no further information available at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and any updates will be added to the blotter.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz