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Police to search site where human remains were found in Mason City

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Site in Mason City where remains were found

MASON CITY, Iowa (KTTC) -- Mason City Police will return on Thursday to search the site where human remains were found in March.

According to Mason City Police, human remains were found on the north shore of Winnebago River near Illinois Avenue on March 11. On Thursday, police said they will search the area for additional remains.

The investigation is ongoing, and police said they are working with the Division of Criminal Investigation and State Medical Examiner's Office on identification. Authorities said the process will take several weeks.

MCPD added that Birch Drive will be closed from Illinois Avenue to Highway 122 on Thursday while the teams are searching the area.

MCPD is being assisted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Iowa State Patrol, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources the State Medical Examiner’s Office, the Cerro Gordo County Emergency Management Agency, Community Emergency Response Team and
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