Two hunters stumbled upon human remains near High Rock Lake in Rowan County.
The discovery was made about 5 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Bringle Ferry Road and River Road in Salisbury near the Davidson County line, according to the sheriff.
Officials say two hunters were bow hunting in the area when they found the bones.
Sunday morning, deputies were able to confirm that the remains found were that of an adult human. Investigators believe that the bones have been there for a while because of the amount of decomposition.