Authorities are investigating the discovery of human remains in Dawes County in western Nebraska.
County Attorney Vance Haug says a rancher found the remains on his property Monday morning while moving cattle near the South Dakota border and called law enforcement.
The sheriff's office and the Nebraska State Patrol are collecting evidence at the scene.
Haug, who also serves as county coroner, has ordered a forensic examination to determine a positive identification and cause of death.
No other details were immediately released.