UPDATE: The skeletal remains have now been identified as human, Monmouth County Prosecutors Office Spokesman Chris Swendeman tells WOBM News Wednesday morning, but the gender of the body has not yet been revealed. 

Further details are pending an autopsy and examination today.

Read the original article below posted on Tuesday.

Howell Township Police along with the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office continue investigating a grim discovery found this afternoon of skeletal remains along Ramtown-Greenvill Road.

Police say the skeletal remains were found in a wooded area by surveyors performing bridge work.

The area remains an active investigation.

This section of the road was already closed as a result of the bridge collapse.

A source with knowledge of the early investigation tells WOBM News that the New Jersey State Police Anthropologist Medical Examiner was also on the scene.

Stay with us as this story develops

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