UPDATE: The Knox County Sheriff's Office say they have tentatively identified the human remains found in the woods behind Montgomery Village.
The family has been notified and KCSO is waiting from the Knox County Regional Forensics Center for positive identification, according to a Facebook post from KCSO.
There are no signs of foul play, according to a spokesperson with KCSO.
PREVIOUS STORY: The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating apparent human skeletal remains found in a wooded area around 100 yards behind Montgomery Village Apartments in South Knoxville.
Maj. Mike MacLean of KCSO's major crimes unit says a parent of a child who called the Knoxville Police Department after they saw what they thought were human remains. After KPD responded and observed the remains, the department called in KCSO because of the location.
"It appears the person was laying down on the ground based on the structure and they're almost completely intact," MacLean said.
A sergeant on the scene confirmed to 10News that the man who found the remains streamed it live on Facebook before he was advised to take the video down.
Knox County Regional Forensic Center will test the remains after investigators complete processing the scene.
"It appears there's going to be good dental material available and they'll be able to tell us fairly quickly how long the remains have been out there," MacLean said. "Once we get a closer look we'll be able to tell sex right away."
MacLean says investigators had not approached the remains because of the potential crime scene.
"Once we get a closer look we'll be able to tell sex right away," MacLean said. "We don't know the manner of the death, we don't know how this person died, so we don't want to disturb any potential evidence right now."
MacLean says the Regional Forensics Center will uncover potential identifying characteristics that KCSO will compare to missing persons reports.
This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.
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