Couple collecting scrap metal finds human remains near ditch in southeast Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A couple collecting scrap metal ended up discovering human remains near a ditch Tuesday morning in southeast Houston.

HPD said that around 9:15 a.m., the couple notified them about the apparent human skull and other bones in the 4100 block of Almeda Genoa.

Homicide investigators have the area blocked off to try to preserve the scene.

Detective Michael Barrow told ABC13 the next step is for the medical examiner to collect the remains, take them to a lab and test them to try to identify the person.

Barrow said the bones were clean and had been there a while, confirming they are definitely human remains.

Authorities will now check on any missing person cases in the area.

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