Dental records will help identify remains found in Piedmont

Dental records will help identify remains found in Piedmont

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Investigators could know as soon as tomorrow the identity of the skeletal remains found in Calhoun County.  Investigators received a tip leading them to the remains and now authorities are asking themselves if this could be the break they need in one of f Investigators could know as soon as tomorrow the identity of the skeletal remains found in Calhoun County. Investigators received a tip leading them to the remains and now authorities are asking themselves if this could be the break they need in one of f
PIEDMONT, AL (WBRC) -

Investigators could know as soon as tomorrow the identity of the skeletal remains found in Calhoun County.

Investigators received a tip leading them to the remains and now authorities are asking themselves if this could be the break they need in one of four cold cases.

They say that dental records could tell them within the next 24-48 hours who the person was and whether they are part of four local cold cases.

"We don't want to get families hopes up at this point because they want closure," Sheriff Larry Amerson said.

The skeletal remains were found in a heavily wooded area off of Highway 21 North in Piedmont. Sheriff Amerson says a very specific led authorities to the location Wednesday morning.

"[The body] was reduced to a skeleton but we have essentially all of it," Amerson said.

But the question of who the remains belong to is still a mystery Thursday. The area's cold case squad has been working on four cold cases in the county and two cases date back 20 years.

Sheriff Amerson says the cold cases and the remains do have some connections.

"They're from the same community," he said.

In addition, Amerison says that all of the cold cases had some type of link to drugs in the area.

But until the remains are identified authorities don't want to speculate and give false hope to families who have been waiting years for closure.

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