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Human skeletal remains found on side of highway in SE Houston

The remains were discovered by a landscaping crew Tuesday afternoon.

HOUSTON — Human remains were found Tuesday by a landscaping crew in the Pasadena area, according to the Houston Police Department.

Police said the skull was found along Highway 225 near the Scarborough Lane exit around 12:40 p.m.

Authorities said a crew was cleaning up the vegetation along a grassy median when they stumbled across a human skull that was still attached to part of another bone. When investigators arrived, they dug up the rest of the body.

Officials believe the human remains have been there for a while, possibly for as long as several months, but it's unclear if foul play is involved.

Authorities said it appears that the area in which the remains were found could be a homeless encampment because they found some boxes and a bicycle.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences will determine identity, gender and cause of death.

Police ask anyone with any information to contact the Homicide Division at (713) 308-3600. You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at (713) 222-TIPS.

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