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Adams County man in court after skeletal remains found on property

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ADAMS COUNTY (WAOW)—The man arrested after police say they found skeletal remains on the property where he was living makes his first appearance in court.

Adams County Sheriffs Deputies arrested Larry Clark of Big Flats Tuesday on 10 charges including 2 counts of uttering a forgery, 3 counts of identity theft and 2 counts of giving false information about a missing person. Wednesday in court, the judge set Clark's bail at $70,000.

59-year-old Larry Clark was unemployed and lived at the home with his 79-year-old mother Marcella Clark since about 2006, according to the criminal complaint detailing the investigation.

Investigators found badly decomposed remains along the tree line of Marcella Clark's property about 40 feet away from the house, according to the complaint. The Adams County District Attorney says the remains included clothing that investigators believe belong to Marcella Clark.

Authorities interviewed neighbors who say they stopped by the Clark house to check on Marcella after not seeing her for a while. However, neighbors say that Larry Clark told them to "stop prying," according to the criminal complaint. Larry Clark told neighbors that Marcella left in a taxi in June and he hadn't seen her since then, also according to the criminal complaint.

The complaint further reports that Marcella's sister told authorities Larry and Marcella hadn't been getting along.

Even though Larry Clark is charged with forgery and identity theft, the Adams County District Attorney says that Clark did not collect and money from Social Security or the Department of aging on behalf of Marcella.

Investigators say they found no obvious cause of death. An autopsy was scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Newsline 9 has a crew on the scene and will bring a full report on Newsline 9 at 5, 6 and 10.

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