JACKSON COUNTY — A death investigation is underway in Jackson County after local hunters discovered human bones in the woods on North Marion Street just north of the Carbondale city limits Sunday afternoon.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says the hunters called the sheriff’s office about what they had found shortly after noon. Deputies responded and found skeletal remains.

Jackson County detectives, crime scene investigators and members from the SIU Anthropology Department determined the remains were human. Investigators are working to identify the remains.

No other information is available at this time.

Anyone with information relating to this incident should call the sheriff’s office at 684-2177.