Death investigation underway after human remains found in Humphreys County

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HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Human remains located Friday in Waverly are believed to be those of a man, authorities say.

Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis told News 2 that loggers discovered the remains near the 800 block of Old Highway 13 South.

“At this time we have reason to believe these remains are NOT that of Chad Wiles,” the sheriff said. Wiles disappeared in February after pulling over for car trouble.

Investigators have a lead on the identity of the dead person, according to the sheriff. “We are still working diligently with the TBI and The Medical Examiners office to confirm our suspicious and to determine the exact identity and a cause of the death of the remains.”

The sheriff asked anyone with information about a missing person in the area to contact Captain Clay Anderson at (931) 296-2301.

Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates on this developing story.

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