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Hikers find human skeletal remains in New Castle Twp.

Remains found in Schuylkill County

NEW CASTLE TWP., Pa. - The Pennsylvania State Police have launched a death investigation after human skeletal remains were discovered Thursday.

Two hikers found the remains near Interstate 81 and State Road 61 in New Castle Township, Schuylkill County.

State police are working in conjunction with New Castle Township Police, the Schuylkill County Coroner's Office and the St. Clair Fire Department to identify the remains.

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