DAVIDSVILLE, Pa. — State police say the discovery of human remains in the woods in western Pennsylvania is being treated as a homicide, but the victims haven’t yet been identified.

Capt. Clifford Greenfield said at a news conference Monday that investigators “do not even know the gender at this point.”

Officials in Somerset County said two archery hunters checking on their tree stands found the remains of two people Friday afternoon along Ligonier Pike about a mile west of Route 985.

Police and forensic scientists from Mercyhurst University were working over the weekend to map out the location of the remains.

In March, police found a vehicle nearby linked to what authorities have called the suspicious disappearance of two men, but they don’t yet know whether the cases are related.

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