Adult human bones found in search for toddler

Police: Bones found while searching for boy are unrelated to abduction case

Human remains from an adult are found July 27 in the woods across from the Avenues Mall by investigators searching for Lonzie. The remains are later identified as those of 39-year-old Kevin Williams, a Navy chief missing since 2013. STORY

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Human remains from an adult have been found in the woods across from the Avenues Mall, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The remains, which are unrelated to the disappearance of 21-month-old Lonzie Barton, were discovered next to a business park late Monday morning, according to people who work in the area.

The remains were found as investigators searched for Lonzie, who went missing late Thursday night or early Friday morning while in the care of his mother's boyfriend.

Homicide detectives and the medical examiner's office were investigating, but as they appear to be of an adult male that have been there one to two years, they are certain they are not Lonzie's. 

Police are going through missing persons records and looking at other leads, but most of the investigation will have to wait until the person and cause of death are identified.

At this point, foul play was not suspected.

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