UPDATE 6:15PM: Investigators are sifting through the dirt, trying to find as many skeletal remains as possible. Lt. Paul Burch talked with Local 15's Christian Jennings. He said the Department of Forensic Sciences is also on the scene.
"One of the investigators from the Department of Forensic Sciences always assists in death investigations like this," Burch said.
"There was an area resident who got permission from the land owner to look for scrap metal, such as cans and debris, to resale the scrap. In going through some of those items at the end of Dep Busby Road, which is kind of a common dump area, while sifting through those items, discovered what appeared to be a human skull," Burch told Local 15. "It caught him off guard and startled him."
Burch said they did find an intact skull and several other bones. They expect to investigate well into the night.
UPDATE 5:30PM: The Mobile County Sheriff's Office says the remains were found by a resident around 2:30 p.m. Monday. That resident said he was searching for scrap metals and cans when he discovered a skull. The sheriff's office says the remains appear to have been there for some time.
MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) The Mobile County Sheriff's Office is investigating skeletal remains found off Old Pascagoula Road.
The call went out around 3 p.m. Monday. It's on Dep Busby Road off Old Pascagoula Road.
The sheriff's office says they are investigating.
Local 15 News has a crew headed to the scene. We will have more information on Local 15 News at 5 and 6.