UPDATE: Remains on Lackawanna trail likely homeless male

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UPDATE (12:53 p.m.): Elmira Police Department Detective Captain Tony Alvernaz tells 18 News that the body discovered was found in a makeshift shelter with trash bags, leading to the conclusion that he was homeless.

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The Elmira Police Department says the human remains found Thursday on the Lackawanna Rail Trail are likely those of a homeless male in his mid-sixties.

No foul play is expected, and the identity of the male will not be confirmed or released until DNA results are obtained and a family is notified.

The Department says they came to that conclusion with the help of an independent Forensic Anthropologist.

18 News was first on the scene Thursday afternoon after a man walking his dog discovered the remains on the trail near Washington Ave. in Elmira.

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