Human remains found in Beebe Woods in Falmouth Sunday evening

DA: foul play not involved, remains removed from Woods Monday afternoon
The Massachusetts Medical Examiner's Office was on scene Monday to remove the remains from Beebe Woods. David G. Curran photo.

FALMOUTH - Human remains were found in the Beebe Woods in Falmouth Sunday. According to a Falmouth police release, the remains were discovered around 6:15 p.m. by two Falmouth residents walking their dog.

According to FPD Captain Brian Reid, the remains were discovered off a walking path in the woods, and called in to police by the two residents.

As of 12:30 p.m. Monday, Falmouth detectives and State Police detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office were at the scene investigating. The walking paths in the area have been temporarily closed, police said.

In a release Monday afternoon, Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe said preliminary findings indicate foul play was not involved. The remains were found in the woods behind the Highfield Theater, according to the DA.

The Beebe Woods are adjacent to Highfield Hall & Gardens. Highfield Hall sponsors guided walks through the 383 acres of woods, which their website refers to as "varied terrain". See a trail map of the Beebe Woods here. In 1976, Josephine and Josiah K. Lilly III granted a deed of trust to the Town of Falmouth to preserve the Beebe Woods, according to the Beebe Woods Management Plan.

Monday afternoon representatives from the state Medical Examiner's Office removed the remains from Beebe Woods.

No other details regarding the condition or age of the remains have been released by the DA.


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