KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Human remains were found in Knox County Saturday off of Andrew Johnson Highway, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

KCSO was called to the scene just after 5 p.m., where Major Crimes Detectives, Forensic personnel and the Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the remains to be human. However, they have not yet determined age, gender or time of death.

According to Sheriff Tom Spangler, the remains were taken to the Regional Forensic Center where they will be examined properly. Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit will be leading the investigation which is in the preliminary stages.