Police in western Quebec are investigating after a dog brought home what are believed to be human bones.

MRC des Collines de l'Outaouais police say a dog owner in the community of Farrellton in La Pêche, Que., was at home Monday morning on Chemin Hogan when the dog returned.

Police say the remains were found in a private forestry lot at the end of a dead-end road, about a kilometre away from Lac Saint-Charles.

The origin of the bones is not known.

Further details have not been released and police remain at the home.

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