SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Skeletal remains found in Sevier County last week have been recovered and sent for examination.

A Sevier County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said deputies responded to Grassy Branch Road on Aug. 23 where possible skeletal remains were found by a tree trimming crew working in the area.

Investigators determined the bones were in fact human. They were taken to the Knox County Regional Forensic Center for examination and identification.

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The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division was assisted in the recovery by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Knox County Regional Forensics Center.