POLICE: Human remains found by a jogger in Coeymans Hollow

COEYMANS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police are investigating a homicide after they say a jogger found a severely decomposed body in a shallow grave.

Police say early Thursday morning a man jogging in a remote area off of County Route 102 found what appeared to be human remains.

Several police vehicles and police K9 units were on scene on Friday. Caution tape could be seen in the distance. The access road is off of Payne Road and Tracey Road and is a water supply access point for the city of Albany’s Water Department.

The road is not open to the public, and signs are posted warning the public to stay out.

Police are working to identify the remains. People with knowledge of the investigation confirmed the body is female.

Coeymans police are the lead agency on the investigation. New York State Police have been called in to assist.

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