Hunters find human remains in woods of Columbus

COLUMBUS – Hunters came across the remains of a human body in the woods of Columbus Saturday that may belong to a man missing since February. The New York State Police responded to a report from local hunters that human skeletal remains were discovered in a wooded area nearly half a mile from State Rt. 80 in Columbus. State Police have not officially named the deceased, but witnesses at the scene believe they belong to Edward E. Hatton, as they recovered a wallet from the remains with Hatton’s identification inside.

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