Original release (August 16  1:54 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after skeletal human remains were found in a wooded area off of Route 702 in Essex.

Just before 10 a.m. this morning, police responded to a wooded area off of Route 702 between Eastern Avenue and Old Eastern Avenue in Essex for a report of a body in the woods. When officers arrived on the scene, they found skeletal human remains.

The remains were taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification and examination.

The incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.