UPDATE: Anthropologist to examine skeletal remains found in Cornwall dwelling

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Cornwall Community Police Service

An anthropologist will be combing the scene of a Cornwall dwelling Friday to try to determine how skeletal remains came to be left at the scene of a grisly discovery in the city's east end.

Cornwall Community Police confirmed Thursday the anthropologist will begin their work Friday and should be in a position to determine the approximate age of the individual and their gender.

The results of the investigation are not anticipated to be available for public consumption until next week, said media relations officer Melanie Labelle.

When asked if the remains belonged to a person who may have been the victim of some kind of attack, Labelle added those details haven't been determined yet.

"Until the anthropologist can actually determine what the cause of death is, we can't speculate," she said. "We don't know if it's foul play, or natural causes."

Police are equally unsure how long the remains have been in the home.

Officials were at the scene Thursday making it safe to continue an investigation Friday.

On Wednesday the remains were found by Cornwall firefighters and bylaw enforcement officers who were examining the property at Alice and First streets to determine if it should be condemned.

Organizations: Cornwall Community Police

Geographic location: Cornwall

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