The skeletal remains of a baby were found inside a wall of a house in South Carolina. The bones were discovered when the interior of the house was being remodeled.

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said in a statement the remains have been gathered and sent to an anthropologist to get details about what happened. The report will reveal how long the baby had been buried inside the wall and how old he or she was at the time of death.

In the statement, the coroner referred to the bones as "fetal human skeletal remains."

"Based on our limited information, it is believed the remains have been concealed for a long period of time," Clevenger said, according to CBS News.

While talking to CBS-affiliated WSPA-TV, Clevenger said in his 30 years as a coroner, he had never witnessed anything like the latest case.

"It does shock the conscience of most people," Clevenger said, adding that the child's cause of death could only be determined after the anthropologist conducts necessary tests.

The coroner also said the department might involve law enforcement if the incident is a homicide. However, it may take months before more details emerge in the case.

Last month, a woman was arrested after a 2-year-old Atlanta girl was found dead while in her care. Kirstie Flood, who was taken into custody for killing Fallon Fridley, faces charges of two counts of felony murder, one count of malice murder, aggravated battery and cruelty to children.

On the day of the incident, officials had arrived at an apartment and found the child unresponsive. She was then taken to a hospital where doctors declared her dead, following which the Sandy Springs Police Department launched an investigation into the incident. The accused at the time told police that the child had hit her head on a slide at a park and did not wake up. However, the autopsy report showed Fridley's injuries were not consistent with Flood's story. Investigators said the child was beaten to death.

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