Human skeletal remains found by hikers in Placer County

Human skeletal remains found by hikers in Placer County

“It is going to take some time to determine exactly how long it’s been there, but because of the condition it’s in, it’s been a considerable amount of time,” said Lt. Andrew Scott with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.Scott said it’s unclear how the person died.”We don’t know if it was foul play or if it was natural causes. Obviously, that’s going to be one of the things we’re investigating,” he said.Additionally,
Human skeletal remains found by hikers in Placer County
Scott said investigators don’t know how old the person was at the time of his or her death.He said investigators found remnants of clothing near the body, but they were not enough to determine if the person was a man or a woman.The Placer County pathologist will work to determine the person’s identity as well as a cause of death.”That’s shocking, absolutely shocking,” said Barb Sisson, a cyclist who rides the area weekly. “From what I can see where they found it, it’s not near any trail. Nobody would be going up there. That’s just brush,
Human skeletal remains found by hikers in Placer County
an area in between trails.”