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Aimless78 t1_j8gxqba wrote

If skeletal remains, then the person has been dead for more than a few weeks, probably at least a few months.


Punnchy t1_j92lffb wrote

"In a temperate climate, it usually requires three weeks to several years for a body to completely decompose into a skeleton, depending on factors such as temperature, humidity, presence of insects, and submergence in a substrate such as water."

Time to check the local missing persons lists...