Investigators and specialists work the scene on Timber Road in Cana, where possible human skeletal remains were found Sunday.
The identity of human skeletal remains discovered in Cana on April 1 are still unknown, but officials with the Carroll County Sheriff's Department now believe the remains are of an Hispanic male.
On April 1, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office got a call to respond to Timber Road in Cana, where a man picking up trash had discovered skeletal remains while clearing the wood line on a piece of property.
In addition to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, the State Forensic Team, an anthropologist from Radford and the Medical Examiner's office were among those on the scene or expected to arrive shortly.
The remains were then taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Roanoke for further investigation. Carroll County Sheriff's Office Investigator Donnie Spangler spoke with the Medical Examiner's office Thursday and was advised the remains appear to be of a Hispanic male between the ages of 30-35, approximately 5-7 tall and dead more than a year.
"We have no missing person from here by that description," Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner said. "We are still working with several agencies in North Carolina who have missing persons matching that description."
Gardner said the body has also been sent to another lab to withdraw DNA.