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Possible human remains found in Franklin Park

Police officials were in the woods at Franklin Park behind the Shattuck Hospital.Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Possible human remains were found in Franklin Park near Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain, Boston police said Thursday.

Police received a call shortly before 9:30 a.m. about skeletal remains found near 1 N. Jewish War Veterans Drive, according to Sergeant Detective John Boyle, a Boston police spokesman.

The Office of the State Medical Examiner took custody of the remains, Boyle said, and police are investigating.

Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at jeremy.fox@globe.com. Follow him @jeremycfox.