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Skeletal remains found at Fort Bliss training range

Skeletal remains found at Fort Bliss training range
An investigation is underway after human skeletal remains were found Sunday at a Fort Bliss training range, base officials said Monday.

Skeletal remains found at Fort Bliss training range U.ARMY AUSTIN, Texas – An investigation is underway after human skeletal remains were found Sunday at a Fort Bliss training range, base officials said Monday.The remains were found off Highway 506 at the McGregor Training Complex, an expansive desert training area that crosses the Texas state line into New Mexico, and they are believed to be more than a year old based on the condition, according to the Army Criminal Investigation Command, which is handling the investigation with assistance from Fort Bliss Directorate of Emergency Services.Fort Bliss military police cordoned off the location Sunday morning after receiving a report from a New Mexico game warden walking in the area, which is about three miles from a Border Patrol checkpoint, according to the news release from Fort Bliss.

Allie Payne, spokeswoman for the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss.“Although there is one active missing person case at Fort Bliss, initial findings do not indicate the two cases are related.

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