Pope County Sheriff's Office investigating homicide

Daniel Hoffman was arrested for first-degree murder. (Photo courtesy: Pope County Sheriff's Office)

The Pope County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide after deputies found human remains near a tree line of a wooded area behind a house in the 1600 block of Gold Hill Road.

Daniel Joseph Hoffman, 29, was named a person of interest in this case.

He was interviewed by police and charged with first degree murder.

Hoffman will have a bond hearing on Monday.

The remains are being sent to the state crime lab for identification.

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