Maine State Police on Tuesday launched an investigation after human skeletal remains were found in the woods off the Red Bridge Road in Ellsworth.

Commercial land surveyors discovered the remains, according to a news release from the Maine Department of Public Safety.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy.

Police say there is no risk to the public.

This story will be updated if more information becomes available.

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