WINDSOR, Pa. — Police say human bones, clothing fragments and a gun have been discovered near a Pennsylvania church.

Lower Windsor Township Police Chief Tim Caldwell says two hunters found the remains early Thursday in a wooded area near Salem United Methodist Church.

Caldwell says the body may have been there for years. The cause of death is unclear.

The coroner’s office says it may have to bring in a forensic dentist to try to identify the remains.

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