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JPD Attempting To Confirm Identity After Remains Found

The body of a white male was discovered in a wooded area Monday around noon behind the 100 block of East Second Street in Jamestown. P-J photo by Eric Tichy

Jamestown police are attempting to confirm the identity of a white male whose body was discovered Monday.

A passerby reportedly came across the partially decomposed remains around noon in a wooded area behind the 100 block of East Second Street. In a news release, the Jamestown Police Department said investigators were looking to confirm the man’s identity with family members.

Members of the Chautauqua County Forensic Investigation Team as well as a county coroner responded to an area behind the wooded area on East First Street.

Crime scene tape and barricades were placed on both East First and Second streets by 2 p.m.

An investigation remains ongoing, JPD said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Jamestown Police Department at 716-483-7537 or the anonymous tips line at 483-8477. Information can also be left through the Tips 411 app. All tips are strictly confidential.

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