Human remains were discovered Sunday near a house south of Barron, law enforcement said Monday.

In a press release, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said a person had reported that his dog had brought home “what looked like the partial remains of a human skull” on Sunday.

After a search, deputies soon discovered remains of a human body in a wooded area near a house south of Barron on 10th Avenue.

Barron County has no current missing persons cases, Fitzgerald said, and the department is contacting surrounding counties regarding other missing persons cases.

No information has yet been released about identification of the remains.

According to the press release: “The Wisconsin State Patrol, Barron County Medical Examiner, Wisconsin State Crime Lab and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey, Minn. are all assisting with the case to determine more information on if it is a male or female, how long it has been there and any other way to determine identification of the remains.”

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