Authorities are looking into the weekend discovery of human remains in southeast Iowa. 

The Henry County Sheriff’s office received a report Saturday that what appeared to be human remains were found along Old Highway 34 near the Henry-Jefferson county line.

Two children were riding bikes from Lockridge to Rome and found a human skull in the ditch between the road and the railroad tracks.

The sheriff’s office, DCI, Mt. Pleasant Police and the Henry County Medical Examiner searched the area and discovered the skeletal remains of a human body.

The remains are being examined by the State Medical Examiner’s Office and will be submitted to the DCI’s Criminal Lab for DNA analysis.

By Theresa Rose, KILJ, Mt. Pleasant