NASHVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11/AP) -- It may be a month before investigators find out if remains found in a wooded area of Brown County are male or female.
The bones were found last Thursday by two women who were mushroom hunting off Wise Hollow Road.
Brown County coroner Earl Piper said the body body had been in the remote area for "a couple of years or so at least," but forensic testing will help determine the gender and age of the person. Police are looking at missing person reports, and investigators will work with DNA experts and dentists in an effort to identify the remains.
The remains were found less than 30 miles from Bloomington where Indiana University co-ed Lauren Spierer went missing in June 2011. Bloomington police said it is too early to determine if the bones are Spierer's remains and will wait for a forensics report before getting involved in the case.