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'Mostly skeletonized' apparent human remains wash up on shore near North Palm Beach

Resident walking on beach discovered remains in 11600 block of Turtle Road, sheriff's office says
Posted at 12:30 PM, May 02, 2024

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office on Thursday was investigating the discovery of what appeared to be human remains that washed up on shore near North Palm Beach.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Teri Barbera said a resident walking on the beach at about 7:45 a.m. found the remains near the 11600 block of Turtle Road.

The remains were mostly skeletonized and appeared to be human.

"The remains are not identifiable, therefore, DNA will play a role in this investigation," Barbera said in a news release.

Crime scene detectives, along with investigators from PBSO's Violent Crimes Division, are involved in the case. Investigators from the medical examiner's office took the remains away.