The human remains were found from one Saroj Mishra’s closed house last evening after he reached the village and detected foul smell coming out of one room of the building.
Saroj’s was in an abandoned state for past few years after he relocated to Cuttack town, says reports.
Getting informed on the incident, Erasama Police reached the spot and seized the skeleton for forensic tests.
While the identification of the deceased is yet to be made, some locals in the village have suspected that the recovered human remains are of Shankar Swain (60) of neighbouring Bailo village.
Shankar had gone missing from his village around three months ago and still remains untraceable.