Park rangers discover human remains on North Carolina island

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HARKERS ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina are trying to identify human remains that were discovered on a barrier island Sunday afternoon, according to officials.

Cape Lookout National Seashore rangers found the remains around 3:30 p.m. on Shackleford Banks, news outlets quoted the seashore’s superintendent as saying.

The remains were turned over to the medical examiner’s office, the National Park Service said in a statement Sunday.

The agency did not comment further.

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