CASS LAKE -- Authorities with the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department located what they believe to be human remains in rural Cass Lake on Tuesday.

The Police Department issued a statement Wednesday, saying officials located the alleged remains when they undertook a search in connection to an ongoing investigation. They found the remains in a "rural wooded area." The remains will be sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

Officials from the tribal police indicated in the statement that no additional information would be released until they receive the results from the autopsy and notify family members of the victim.

In addition to the Leech Lake Tribal Police, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Northstar Search and Rescue assisted with the investigation.