ELLIS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – Officials are investigating human remains that were found in Ellis County Saturday afternoon by a hunter.

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office received the call just before 4:30 p.m. about possible human remains found near Section House Road north of Alma. Deputies responded to the area of agricultural land and a small wooded area.

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Human remains were found in Ellis County in an area north of Alma. (CBS 11)

Deputies confirmed the remains to be human shortly after arrival. Investigators say the remains had been scattered over a large area.

The University of North Texas Center for Human Identification is assisting in identifying the remains.

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office says its investigating the case as a homicide.

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