Police are investigating after a discovery of human remains in a wooded area in Montgomery County.

The remains were found in a wooded area located in the 19500 block of Georgia Avenue in Brookeville, Md.

A resident reported seeing the remains on Sunday, Nov. 12, when we was walking his dogs in the woods.

Police arrived and located a shallow grave that contained skeletal remains.

Detectives believe the remains are that of an adult, who has been deceased for less than a year.

An autopsy will be completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore to determine the cause and manner of death.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. More details will be released as they become available.

Detectives are urging anyone who may have information regarding this death to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.