Deputies: Human Remains Found In Wooded Area In Burke County

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after human remains were found in a wooded area Saturday afternoon.

Deputies responded around 4:20 p.m. to Oak Drive, off of Drexel Road, in Valdese. Upon arrival, officials found human remains found by local residents in a wooded area.

Burke County CID, the NCSBI, as well as the Medical Examiner arrived at the scene and verified the remains were human. The remains were recovered by the Sheriff’s Office and SBI and will be submitted for forensic analysis.

Burke County CID is investigating reports of missing persons in the area over the past several months.