COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The identity of human remains found at a Columbia homeless camp is not yet known.
A resident exercising near the intersection of Interstate 70 and U.S. 63 found the skeletal remains in a corrugated tin shed Wednesday and alerted police. Foul play has been ruled out, but the age of the bones suggest the body was there for a long time.
A forensic investigator says the remains appear to be male. The body was partially covered by a blanket.
The homeless camp has three tents and two sheds at the top of a steep hill. It rests past a "No Trespassing" sign and at the end of a path lined with metal gratings. U.S. flags, a wreath, a political sign and two mirrors decorate some of the pine trees.