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Partial Skeletal Remains Found Near Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio

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Partial human skeletal remains have been found near Salado Creek at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Air Force officials said.

The remains were first seen Sunday evening in the northeast part of the post. Air Force Office of Special Investigations did not disclose details on the body, including gender, personal effects or if the person had died recently, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

"It's too premature at this time, and they were partial remains," said Maj. Kim Bender, a JBSA spokeswoman.

Air Force officials said they are working with San Antonio-area police agencies.

Currently no one is missing from any of the services at the joint base.

It is unclear how a body would show up on Fort Sam's grounds. The post, like the other two joint bases in the area -- Randolph and Lackland -- is gated and closed to the public.

There's been no word from local law enforcement about whether the body may be connected with a Bexar County missing persons case.

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