Unidentified human remains found in GSMNP

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GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) – The Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials said Monday searchers found human remains after being identified by an off-trail hiker.

GSMNP officials also saying the remains were found in an off-trail area of the park off of Laurel Creek Road and appear to be several months old.

The cause of death is under investigation, GSMNP officials said, and no other information is yet available.

WATE 6 On Your Side is working to learn more and will update with additional details as they are released.

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