Maine: Police investigating human remains found in Augusta

Augusta Police Deputy Chief Kevin Lully says a person walking on the north end of Washington Street on Sunday afternoon saw the bones.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Human remains have been found in a wooded area in Maine.

Augusta Police Deputy Chief Kevin Lully says a person walking on the north end of Washington Street on Sunday afternoon saw the bones. The area is just north of Mill Park.

The Kennebec Journal reports that officers stayed at the scene until about 8 p.m.

Lully says that identifying the remains could take time.

Augusta city police have contacted Gardiner police and the state police Major Crimes Unit regarding the case.

Officials from Gardiner Police Department were not immediately available for comment.

New Hampshire: Police investigate human remains found at Conway wastewater plant

Police in Conway, N.H., are investigating the discovery of fully intact, deceased human remains found at the Conway Wastewater Treatment Plant Tuesday, February 5.

CONWAY, N.H. — Police in Conway, New Hampshire, are investigating the discovery of fully intact, deceased human remains found Tuesday at the Conway Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Authorities are trying to determine how the remains came to be at the plant. A release from N.H. Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald says that transportation through sewer systems is the most likely explanation.

The remains cannot legally be immediately classified as a fetus or a child. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy Wednesday.

Officials are trying to locate the mother to make sure she is safe and determine what circumstances led to the discovery.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Conway Police Department at 603-356-5715.