The state Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the death of a person whose remains were found near the Stroudwater area of Congress Street on Tuesday, police said.

Portland police Lt. Robert Martin said officers were called to 1685 Congress St. at 1:39 p.m. and were met there by a person who led them to the remains in the woods nearby.

The identity, age and gender of the person were not immediately known, Martin said, and it will be up to the medical examiner to determine who the person was and the cause and manner of death.

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