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Virginia Beach police: Person finds human remains in woods near First Landing State Park

According to a lieutenant with the Virginia Beach Police Department, someone found human remains in the woods off Shore Drive.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Investigators are trying to identify a person's remains that someone found near First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach Saturday morning.

According to a lieutenant with the Virginia Beach Police Department, someone called in around 10:30 a.m. to report human remains found in the woods in the 1300 block of Shore Drive.

Investigators are still working to determine how the person died and when.

They are working with the medical examiner’s office to identify the remains.

Cathie Sykes said she spends a lot of time in First Landing State Park and lives right down the road from where the remains were found.

"I’ll run early morning by myself. Sometimes, we hike very early in the morning by ourselves," said Sykes.

She said as odd and as sad as the situation is, it won’t change how she feels about her peaceful neighborhood.

"Hearing that, it surprises me, but it’s nothing that would scare me because I think it’s a one-time thing that happened," she said.

Another neighbor told 13News Now she’s lived in the area for 20 years and has never heard of something like this happening, and she hopes they get some answers soon.

If you know anything that could help, call the area's Crime Line at 1.888.LOCK.U.UP or leave an anonymous tip online.

This is a developing story.

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