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WYOMING CO. (WVVA) - Human remains are found on the property of a Wyoming County man who is already in custody for another murder.

On Thursday, authorities used a search warrant at the home of Oscar Combs Senior, where skeletal remains were discovered in a shallow makeshift grave.

You may remember, Combs and his son, Oscar Combs Junior, were arrested in November and charged with first degree murder for the 2011 death of James "Bo" Butler.

On Friday, an anthropologist from Washington, D.C. was brought in to help exhume the remains.

Authorities are still trying to identify the victim who is believed to have been buried about one year ago.

"As we speak, these remains are being tested to determine the identity through scientific methods, which include DNA,” Wyoming County prosecuting attorney Mike Cochran said at a news conference on Monday.

No charges have been filed yet, however they do expect charges to be made after further investigations.

Authorities are not ruling out Combs Jr. yet.

Officials say no more details will be released until the body has been identified.

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