Hiker Finds Skeleton in San Mateo County

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013  |  Updated 7:50 AM PDT
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Hiker Finds Skeleton in San Mateo County

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Trail head of Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve in San Mateo County where skeletal remains were found.

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  A hiker found human skeletal remains at Purisima Creek Redwoods  Open Space Preserve in unincorporated San Mateo County on Monday, according  to sheriff's deputies.

At about noon, deputies received a report that a hiker had come  across skeletal human remains.

Deputies responded to the scene and the hiker guided deputies  about two miles west of Skyline Boulevard to the skeletal remains. There are signs posted along the trails that indicate mountain lions live at the park.

The remains were located about 100 feet off the trail, deputies said. While the remains have been identified as human, deputies have not  identified the body.

The San Mateo County coroner's office and detectives responded to  the scene and are continuing to investigate the incident.
   

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