ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- The Clay County Sheriff's Office is working to identify human remains found in an Orange Park retention pond off Wells Road, by a 15-year-old boy who was fishing.
Police are continuing to drain the pond to locate evidence as to who the person was and how they ended up there.
Action News is told the water levels were lower than normal, because a utility company was already draining the pond to make room for overflow from another nearby pond.
Chief of Staff Craig Aldrich said it will take some time to conduct the investigation.
"It's very dense, very wooded, with a lot of foliage. [There is] a lot of debris out there. It is a retention pond or a run off pond so there's a lot of garbage floating around."
Aldrich said there are three missing persons cases ongoing, but they're not sure those cases are related to the discovery.
"The crime scene detectives will put everything back together, assemble it to where it can be sent off to a medical examiners office, and they will ultimately make that determination what's occurred and whether it's a male, female, and the age."
Police are also investigating missing persons cases in surrounding counties. They are expected to resume their search at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
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