Updated:DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —
Authorities have roped off an area in Daytona Beach where they said skeletal remains were found Monday evening.
Police told Channel 9 a woman, Brenda Lopez, and her husband had pulled over near Mason Avenue and Clyde Morris Boulevard when she made the gruesome discovery.
Authorities said the remains look to be that of a man and it appears as if they had been there for quite some time. Investigators said there were clothes found near the body, but nothing that has helped them identify
The remains will be collected to determine a cause of death.
"I had a real eerie feeling, like somebody was there with me," Lopez said.
Lopez said she looked around the trees and tall weeds.
"I quickly felt the
heebie-jeebies and turned around and as I did I saw a human skull and pile of bones," Lopez said.
Lopez said she took off as fast as she could to get her husband.
"He thought I might've been crazy and it might be an animal and we went back in and you could see the front of the skull and the facial features," Lopez said.
Clothes were scattered nearby.
The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy in the coming days to try to gather more details on the gruesome find.
Lopez hopes for answers as well.
"Just if it brings peace to somebody then I'll feel like I was put there for a reason," Lopez said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.