DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have confirmed that human remains found at a homeless camp near downtown Des Moines was the result of a homicide.

Station KCCI reports that police confirmed the homicide investigation Friday.

READ MORE: Man, 78, Dies After Car Collides With Pickup South Of Kellogg

Police received a tip Tuesday that led investigators to a wooded area behind an abandoned manufacturing plant, where the remains were found. At the time, Sgt. Paul Parizek said the body had been “cleverly concealed.”

READ MORE: Four-Run Ninth Seals 9-2 Win For Twins Over Kansas City

Police have not yet shared other details of how the person died or identified the remains.

Police says the body was likely in the area for a few months.

MORE NEWS: 'This Is Historic': Lawmakers Reach Tax Cut Deal Ahead Of Session Deadline

(© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)