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Family clearing out their father's house after his death find human remains

A person in Maine called police after discovering human skeletal remains while cleaning out their father’s old home after his death.

State Police said the father, 82-year-old Douglas Scott, died of COVID earlier this year. 

On May 8, his grown children were sorting through his property at his home at 196 Poland Spring Drive in Casco, located about 30 miles away from Portland, when they came across the remains in an outbuilding. 

The family of Douglas Scott, 82, who died earlier this year, were clearing out his property  on Poland Spring Drive in Casco, Maine, over the weekend when they found skeletal human remains in an outbuilding

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner began an examination of the remains on Sunday. 

Additional testing and examination will likely take place over the weeks to come. The identity of the person whose remains were discovered was unclear on Tuesday.

Police said they’re also still investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery. They said that investigation is also likely to take place over the coming weeks.

Maine State Police said they do not think there is any threat to the public stemming from the discovery.  

DailyMail.com on Tuesday reached out to family members of the deceased homeowner for comment and was awaiting a reply.  

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