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The Citrus County Sheriff's Office was notified Saturday of the discovery of human skeletal remains located in a wooded area near West Dunnellon Road between U.S. 19 and North Citrus Avenue in Crystal River. Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit and Forensics Unit, along with Medical Examiner's Office, responded and secured the scene, according to a sheriff’s office news release issued Wednesday.

The investigation is still ongoing and the agency is requesting anyone with information to contact the Citrus County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit at 352-726-1121, or contact the Citrus County Crime Stoppers at 888-ANY-TIPS to remain anonymous.

There is a heavy law enforcement presence in this area. However, at this time, there is no threat to public safety. More information will be provided as it becomes available, the release stated.

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