Human remains discovered near Chehalis

CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say detectives are investigating after human remains were found outside Chehalis.

KOMO-TV reports deputies initially responded to the scene about 5 miles (8 kilometers) east of Chehalis at around 10 a.m. Sunday after receiving a 911 call from someone who said they discovered human remains while looking for recyclable trash.

Lewis County sheriff’s detectives and the Lewis County Coroner’s Office are trying to determine the identity of the deceased as well as the cause and manner of death.

No further information was immediately available.