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Police have not yet identified first set of human remains found in Chautauqua County

Forensic anthropologists have estimated that the remains had been there for decades.

MAYVILLE, N.Y. — On Tuesday night, 2 On Your Side received an update out of Chautauqua County about the first set of human remains discovered off a trail.

Sheriff Jim Quattrone said they have still not yet identified the first set of human remains found off a hiking trail in the Town of Portland two months ago.

Forensic anthropologists have estimated that the remains had been there for decades.

Quattrone said additional bones will be sent to New York State Police next week and said the Sheriff's Office also sent remains to Quantico for the FBI to analyze.

Back on Oct. 7 Quattrone said the identification process could take 4 to 6 weeks.

The sheriff's Office identified the second body as Marquita Mull, 50, from Buffalo. She was identified using dental and medical records. The sheriff's office says she was last seen on June 25 in the Broadway-Fillmore area of Buffalo and was reported missing on July 18.

According to the sheriff's office, Mull has no known connection to Chautauqua County. Deputies believe someone brought her to that location; however, the sheriff's office also notes that there is no evidence that Mull was killed at the scene.

"I personally don't believe she was killed at that trail - we have no evidence of that at this point. So we are going to continue to investigate that to find the location where she was killed," Quattrone said. Investigators are awaiting more forensic information to determine an exact cause of death.