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Coroner: years-old skeleton found near south-central Pa. mall was a victim of foul play


YORK, Pennsylvania — The York County coroner says the man whose remains were found last fall near a shopping mall is a homicide victim.

West Manchester Township police said forensic experts found evidence of trauma during an examination of the skull and bones found near the West Manchester Mall. Authorities on Thursday released a sketch of what the man probably looked like.

No additional details were released because the investigation is ongoing.

Tree-trimmers discovered the body last November in a brushy area near the mall, just northwest of York. Authorities haven't been able to match the remains with any missing local people.

The coroner had previously determined that the skeletal remains were those of a white man in his 30s or 40s and the body had likely been there for a decade.

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