The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Sunday that human remains had been recovered in a rural part of the county.
The skeletal remains were discovered Thursday evening and investigators called in an FBI team to help with recovery and identification. The bones were near the Nelson/Washington County line, although the sheriff’s office was not disclosing the exact location in order to preserve details of the investigation.
Nelson County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa characterized the area as difficult to discover.
Pineiroa said his office was not going to speculate on whose remains they might be. While the highest-profile missing person in the area is Crystal Rogers, who went missing in July 2015 and is presumed dead, there are other lesser-known cases of missing persons.
“Out of respect for multiple families, we will not be commenting until we have results,” Pineiroa said.
The remains are being sent to Quantico, Virginia, for analysis by the FBI.
Pineiroa declined to speculate when those results might come back.
“We are at the top of the list,” he said.