Hikers stumbled upon human bones while hiking on Monday Nov. 26 in the area of 1000 Palms Canyon Road north of Dillon Road, officials reported.
Deputies arrived on scene at 2 p.m. and called in investigators from the Central Homicide Unit to assume the investigation.
The cause of death in unknown at this time and an autopsy is pending, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s report.
Anyone with further details regarding this investigation is urged to contact Investigator Alfaro at the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at 760-393-3500.
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