JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are investigating after skeletal remains were found on Johns Island.

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) said a survey crew discovered what appeared to be human remains in a wooded area and reported it shortly after 11:00 a.m. Monday.

The remains were found near the 3400 block of Patton Avenue.

“Investigators found items, including a tent, indicating that someone was living in the woods near the scene,” said a spokesperson from the sheriff’s office. “The remains had likely been at the location for an extended period of time.”

The sheriff’s office said there is no evidence indicating whether foul play was suspected. The case is under investigation. The Charleston County Coroner’s Office will provide an identity when appropriate.