Police are investigating after human remains were found at the Lewiston solid waste facility.

Maine State Police received a call just before 9:00 Tuesday morning from someone reporting that human remains had been discovered at the solid waste facility on River Road in Lewiston. Detectives from the Lewiston Police Department and Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit launched an investigation and began interviewing witnesses.

Aiding in the collection of the remains were officials from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. That office will conduct a post-mortem examination on the remains, in the coming days, to try and identify them and determine a cause of death. Investigators and evidence technicians are expected to spend the day at the facility on River Road.

This story will be updated as more details become available. 

The Scary Stories of 10 Maine Multiple Murderers & Their Victims

Let's explore some of the darkest stories from Maine's criminal history.

LOOK: What are the odds that these 50 totally random events will happen to you?

Stacker took the guesswork out of 50 random events to determine just how likely they are to actually happen. They sourced their information from government statistics, scientific articles, and other primary documents. Keep reading to find out why expectant parents shouldn't count on due dates -- and why you should be more worried about dying on your birthday than living to 100 years old.

More From WQCB Brewer Maine