Flat Rock, NC -- Surry County authorities are looking for answers after a passerby found part of a human skull in a wooded area Friday night.
Sheriff Graham Atkinson said his department was called to the scene Saturday morning after a man, walking his dogs near South Park View Drive, found the skull in a wooded area.
Deputies are still searching for the rest of the remains or clues to who this person might have been.
Atkinson says authorities will be on the scene with cadaver dogs until sundown Sunday evening.
Investigators currently have no way of identifying the remains; the skull has been sent to the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
Atkinson says the department is relying on DNA to solve this case.
Surry County Sheriff's Office