FRACKVILLE - Pennsylvania state police are conducting an investigation after human skeletal remains were discovered about 50 yards east of Route 61 in New Castle Township, Schuykill County.

According to information provided by Trooper John D. Powis of the state police at Frackville, the remains were found by two hikers about 1 1/2 miles south of Interstate 81. State police were assisted by New Castle Township Police Department, Schuylkill County Coroner's Office, St. Clair Fire Department, and Pennsylvania State Police Troop L Forensic Services Unit. The incident remains under investigation.