Officials working to identify human remains found in Clinch County

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
Updated- January 8, 2018

Photo: Tony Webster / CC BY-SA 4.0 / MGN

CLINCH COUNTY Ga. (WCTV) -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is working to identify human remains that were discovered last week in Clinch County.

The GBI says at approximately 3:00 p.m. on January 1, the Clinch County Sheriff’s Office received a report that human remains had been found in a wooded area near Fargo, Georgia.

The remains were discovered by workers on a job site in a dense, swampy part of the woods.

Officials say the remains were found in the area where 30-year-old Jake Dewitt Conner was reported missing by coworkers from his job site near the intersection of Score Bridge Road and Plumb Bush Road in Clinch County. Coworkers say they last saw Conner around 4 p.m. on February 1, 2017.

A search of the area was conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Clinch County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and local first responders.

The remains were transported to the GBI Crime Lab for identification.

The GBI is not yet commenting on a cause of death and says autopsy results are pending.

This case is active and ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Clinch County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 487-5316, (912) 487-3250, or the GBI at (912) 389-4103.

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