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      Irondale Police: Homicide investigation underway after hikers discover human remains

      Spotlights were setup on a fire truck to assist investigators searching the dark, wooded-area where the skeletal remains were found. (abc3340.com)

      Update:{} Irondale Police has confirmed that they are investigating a homicide following the discovery of skeletal remains in a wooded area Thursday evening.

      At approximately 6:30 p.m., hikers called police to report finding a dead body near a ravine located behind the Eastwood Mobile Home Village in Irondale.

      Upon arriving, crime scene investigators were forced to setup spotlights on a fire truck to locate the remains. They believe the skeleton has been in that location for a long time.

      The identity or cause of death is unknown at this time.

      Irondale Police decided to suspend their investigation for the night and wait for the coroner to arrive in the morning. A news conference is set for 9 a.m.

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