Human skeletal remains found in wooded area in Dearborn

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The Dearborn Police Department said Thursday that human skeletal remains were found in Dearborn just off Michigan Ave.

Police said they were notified Tuesday by a transportation company that possible human remains were in the wooded area near Michigan Ave and Miller Road. The wooded area is not far from I-94 and Michigan Ave. 

Officers responded and searched the area and confirmed they are the remains of an older white man. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's office arrived and took custody of the remains.

Investigators do not believe foul play was involved and say the man may have been homeless when he died.

Police said the man was wearing tan pants, a tan Carhart style jacket, an orange knit cap, and boots and are working with regional partners while searching missing person databases.

"It is imperative that we identify this subject so that family members can be notified and a full investigation completed," said Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad.

The Dearborn Police Department is asking anyone who may be able to help identify him to come forward.