(STMW) — Police are investigating after human skeletal remains were discovered in the backyard of a South Shore neighborhood home Wednesday afternoon.

A homeowner discovered the skeletal remains, which appear to those of an adult, in their backyard in the 7100 block of South Constance about 3:30 p.m., according to Chicago Police.

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An examination Thursday confirmed the bones are human, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Thursday was inconclusive, pending further studies.

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Area South detectives are conducting a death investigation.

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