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Cuyahoga Valley National Park picnic area remains closed after discovery of human remains
FBI is called in to assist National Park Service
Story by KELSEY LEYVA


 
In The Region:

A picnic area in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park – about a mile south of Peninsula -- remains closed following the discovery of human remains there Monday night.

Two hikers found what the National Park Service later confirmed is a human jaw bone. The park service called in the FBI, which searched the area today and found more human remains and clothes.

Jennie Vasarhelyi is a spokeswoman for the National Park Service. She says very little is known about the remains.

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“Right now it’s still in the investigation stage. The search is ongoing for additional human remains, so there isn’t information yet about, you know, who it is or cause of death or that kind of thing. We’re still in the preliminary investigation.”

Vasarhelyi says it’s standard protocol to treat such cases as homicides until proven otherwise.

The Valley Picnic Area near Riverview Road and the Oak Hill Trail System will remain closed until further notice.  

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