FBI seeking human remains in Cedar Bluff area

The J. Edgar Hoover building Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) headquarters in Washington, Saturday, April 26, 2014. The FBI is looking to consolidate its headquarters, located just six blocks from the White House, which it has occupied on Pennsylvania Avenue since its completion in 1974, and 20 leased locations to a new campus within two miles of a Metro station and 2 1/2 miles of the Capital Beltway. Has prompting a furious battle among local jurisdictions to have the FBI find a new home in their states. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Cherokee County, Ala. Sheriff's Office officials say an FBI search team from Quantico, Va., helped local investigators with a search for human remains over the weekend.

More than a week ago, authorities charged 63-year-old Cedar Bluff, Ala., resident Terry Lee McKinney in connection with the homicide but there has been no official word on the identity of the victim whose remains were found by a passerby March 29 along a roadside in the Cedar Bluff area.

Deputies recovered those remains - that location has not been given - and recovered more remains along County Road 82.

Cherokee County Coroner Jeremy Deaton sent the body to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for DNA identification.

On Saturday, an FBI K-9 team arrived in Cherokee County to help with the search for evidence along Alabama Highway 273 and County Road 47, according to officials.

Also on Saturday, McKinney was transferred from Cherokee County Jail to another facility in a nearby county better equipped to accommodate McKinney's special needs, officials said.