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Adult Human Remains Found During Search For Missing Toddler

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News4Jax

Investigators searching for missing boy Lonzie Barton have found remains of an unknown person believed to have been dead for at least a year.

Our partners, News4Jax, report the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office found the bones in a wooded area across from the Avenues Mall. Police believe they are likely the remains of a man, and they’re testing them against a missing-persons database.

At this point, investigators say foul play isn’t suspected.

Meanwhile, police are asking anyone who may have a tip leading to the recovery of Lonzie Barton to contact them. JSO Investigations Director Tom Hackney says the case is looking more and more like a murder investigation as time goes on.

The 1-year-old was reported missing early Friday morning. His mother’s boyfriend is the only named suspect in the case.