PATERSON — Authorities have found the decomposed remains of a person in a vacant city police station that has been boarded up since 1979.

The remains were found Monday during an inspection of the building that served as Paterson Police Headquarters until a fire made it unusable.

The medical examiner has removed the remains, which have not been identified.

Authorities are trying to identify the person and determine when and how the person died.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign up for the Newsletter

Get the best of delivered to your inbox every day.