• Police, coroner probe remains found in Uniontown woods

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    UNIONTOWN, Pa. - State police and coroner's officials have been waiting for a forensic pathology team to take custody of human remains found in a wooded area of southwestern Pennsylvania.

    The unidentified remains were found about 8 p.m. Tuesday, but still hadn't been moved nearly 17 hours later because state police from Uniontown and the Fayette County coroner were waiting for the scientific team to arrive from Mercyhurst College in Erie on Wednesday.

    The team is being brought in to identify the remains and, if possible, to help determine how the person died and how long the body was in the area before it was discovered.

    Police and the coroner expected to release more information later in the day.

    It was not immediately clear if the remains might be those of a man reported missing in Georges Township in June.

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