An ongoing investigation being conducted by the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department prompted a search that led to the discovery of what is believed to be human remains.

The human remains were discovered in a rural wooded area of Cass Lake on Tuesday. It’s unclear at this time what prompted the search. More information is expected to be released once the remains are positively identified and family members are notified. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office will be conducting the autopsy.