Human skeleton found in Columbus suburb

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Police in central Ohio are working to identify a skeleton found behind a suburban Columbus warehouse.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/WoP8gu ) authorities say that a couple walking their dog in Grandview Heights around 10 a.m. Saturday found the intact but decaying human remains under a clump of trees.

Police said identification was present with the clothing but it is expected to take until Monday for the coroner's office to examine the body and potentially match dental records. A police spokesman said if the identification is correct, the body is that of a man who's been listed in a missing persons database since the middle of last year.

He said many people walk dogs in the area so it was surprising the skeleton hadn't been found sooner.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com