Human remains were found behind a residence at 59 Flint Avenue in the City of Little Falls on Wednesday afternoon.
Police say that although the gender has not yet been determined, it is possible that the remains are of an elderly man that was last being cared for by others in the area, who has not been seen since between 2004 and 2006.
The scene is still being processed, but an autopsy may be on Thursday.
The investigation is ongoing.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 366-6000.