UPDATE: Human remains found in Eaton County being investigated as a homicide

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EATON RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) Eaton County Sheriff states they are now investigating the remains found in Eaton Rapids Township as a homicide.

The badly-decomposed remains of a woman were found in a wooded area Wednesday evening.

Medical examiners are trying to determine the identity of the victim.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the area of Wilbur Highway and Spruce Road shortly after 6:30pm by the person who found the remains.

Investigators say they were in an "advanced state of decomposition."

Michigan State University Department of Anthropology and the Michigan State Police are assisting with the identification process.

There is no word on the cause of death yet.

If anyone has additional information, we encourage citizens to call Detective Rick Buxton at 517-323-8484.

News 10 and wilx.com will keep you updated on the investigation.