As of Friday evening, authorities had yet to identify the human remains discovered in neighboring Loudon County.
“The point of emphasis is we don’t know yet,” District Attorney General Russell Johnson said.
Authorities were working to identify the remains.
Johnson, whose judicial district includes Loudon and Roane, said the remains were discovered off Eblen Road around 6:30 p.m. last Thursday by two men who were out looking for scrap metal. Johnson described the area as remote.