Officials: Human remains found near NH rail trail but death does not appear to be suspicious

MANCHESTER, N.H. (WHDH) - Authorities are investigating after human remains were found near a rail trail in Manchester, New Hampshire on Friday but the initial investigation suggests the death is not suspicious, officials said.

Manchester police were contacted by Auburn police after they found what appeared to be human remains near the rail trail off Candia Road, according to Manchester police.

Officers found the remains about 1,000 feet in from the Proctor Road gate. The area was secured and detectives responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.

Officials said the death does not appear to be recent. A cause of death has not been confirmed and the investigation continues pending confirmation of identity and notification of next of kin, police said.

Police have cleared the scene and the rail trail is reopened. No additional information was immediately available.

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