WAREHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - Authorities are investigating after skeletal remains were found in the brush near a shopping plaza in Wareham on Monday.

The remains were found in the area of 3015 Cranberry Highway about 12 p.m., according to police.

It’s unclear how long they’ve been there.

The discovery is being investigated by local and state police.

The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner took jurisdiction and will determine the cause and manner of death.

A preliminary investigation suggests the bones are male and there is no indication of foul play.

No additional information was immediately released.

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