Broward County

FBI, BSO Trying to Identify Human Remains Found Buried in Oakland Park

Investigators believe the person's death and burial took place sometime between 2014 and 2015, when the land in the area was undeveloped

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The FBI and the Broward Sheriff's Office are working to identify human remains found buried in Oakland Park.

The remains were found after several days of extensive digging at a site in the 4200 block of North Dixie Highway, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said Thursday.

Officials said they haven't been able to identify the person, and an autopsy is being performed to determine how they might have died.

Investigators believe the person's death and burial took place sometime between 2014 and 2015, when the land in the area was undeveloped.

"Detectives with BSO’s Homicide Unit, working with the FBI and other federal and local agencies, are asking for anyone who might have seen, heard or recorded something from that time frame in that area to share those details," BSO said in a statement.

Investigators had been at the spot along a canal since last week, using heavy equipment to dig up a section of embankment.

U.S. Navy investigators had been at the site and sources told NBC 6 the investigation has been looking into crimes that may cut across several jurisdictions including the military.

"Investigators are asking for anyone who might have on off chance seen something, heard something, recorded some video of something that seemed unusual at the time to contact the Broward Sheriff’s Office Directly or Broward Crime Stoppers," BSO spokesman Carey Codd said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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