KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – An investigation is underway after bones were found in a residential area of Kingsport.

According to the Kingsport Police Department, the bones were discovered on Fulton Avenue.

KPD said on Thursday that investigators are in the preliminary stages of “what could be a lengthy investigation” to see if they can determine the origin of the bones.

KPD said it is too early to tell if the bones are human.

No further details were released.

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