Skeletal remains found in Gulfport

GULFPORT -- Authorities are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains found Wednesday off Mississippi 605 and O'Neal Road.

It's unclear if foul play was involved, police Sgt. Damon McDaniel said.

Police received information leading to the remains about 8:30 a.m. and confirmed the discovery Wednesday afternoon.

McDaniel said the police department's crime-scene unit collected evidence and the remains hopeful the remains can be identified through forensic examination.

He said those assisting in the recovery and investigation include the Harrison County Coroner's Office, Harrison County Fire Service, Gulf Coast Search and Rescue and the Gulfport and D'Iberville Fire Departments.

McDaniel declined to say where the remains were found.