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News - February 27, 2013

Hiker discovers human skeletal remains

A hiker found human skeletal remains at Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve in unincorporated San Mateo County on Feb. 18, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

At about noon that day, deputies received a report that a hiker had come across the remains. Deputies arrived and the hiker guided them about two miles west of Skyline Boulevard. The remains were found 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 are continuing to investigate the incident.

— Bay City News Service

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