Authorities are investigating after human skeletal remains were found along a south-central Missouri highway.

Officials say the remains were found around 10 a.m. Tuesday along Highway 28 in Dixon.

Investigators with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department say they believe they know the identity of the person whose remains were found, but would not release the name until all the person's family members had been notified.

Investigators have not released other details, including how the person likely died and whether the case is being investigated as a crime.