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Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, 11:14 a.m.
A forensic anthropologist from Erie will oversee the removal of skeletal remains of a person discovered Tuesday in a wooded area of Georges Township.A spokeswoman for the Fayette County Coroner's Office said Dennis Dirkmaat, a professor of anthropology at Mercyhurst College, was expected to arrive Wednesday to collect the remains.State police at Uniontown also are investigating.Authorities indicated it could take weeks to identify the remains.Police and area firefighters had been searching in that area for Rodney Lincoln, 53, of Georges Township, who went missing June 25.Police said he left his residence along Rose Drive about 5:30 a.m. after suffering a seizure. Authorities said he was disoriented and confused and last seen walking toward Walnut Hill Road wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, a baseball cap and white and black tennis shoes.
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