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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Human remains have been found in Rutherford County and sent to the state Medical Examiner's Office for identification.

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold told The Daily News Journal that the remains were recovered Sunday and Monday from an area southeast of Murfreesboro.

He said authorities also hope to discover the person's cause of death.

The newspaper reports the remains appear to have been in the area for several months.

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