By Associated Press • 

Hunters find remains in Marion County field

SALEM — Skeletal remains found by hunters in a field near Turner, Oregon, are being shipped out of state for identification.

Sgt. Chris Baldridge of the Marion County sheriff's office says the remains are believed to be those of a man about 40 years old, and identification could take six months.

Baldridge confirmed to The Oregonian that the remains were discovered where the search for a criminal suspect took place in 2010.

Police sought Paul Winklebleck in connection with the kidnapping of two women in Portland. Police said they broke free after Winklebleck drove them to Marion County and tried to assault them.

Winklebleck was 42 at the time and a registered sex offender.

Baldridge says investigators are not confident enough to say the remains are those of the fugitive.

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Information from: The Oregonian

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