Human remains were found at the Casella Waste Systems facility in Lewiston on Tuesday.

A person at the 424 River Rd. facility called the Maine State Police at around 8:51 a.m. when the remains were found, according to Shannon Moss, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

The state medical examiners office is working to identify the remains, and the Maine State Police have opened an investigation.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified the location where the human remains were found. They were found at the Casella Waste Systems facility.

Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley and staying active in the Maine outdoors.