A human skull was found in Coffee County Nov. 20, according to local authorities.
Police officers stumbled upon it in the woods about 5 p.m., Nov. 20, while working on another case.
The skull was found in the woods behind the building where Pappy's Country Cookin' restaurant used to be located.
It can be concluded that the remains have been in the woods for an “extended” period, according to authorities.
The skull has been taken to Forensic Medical in Nashville for identification.
Manchester Police Department, Coffee County District Attorney's Office, Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, medical examiners and Tullahoma Police Department are assisting with the investigation.
Typically, the next step in the process would be identification. The identification phase may take a few days or the body may never be identified.
Forensic pathologists will try to find a match by comparing with individuals that have been reported missing, according to local authorities.