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Peninsula Hiker Finds Skeletal Remains In Open Space Preserve

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Vista at Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, Woodside. (Tom Radulovich/Wikimedia Commons)

Vista at Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, Woodside. (Tom Radulovich/Wikimedia Commons)

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WOODSIDE (CBS SF) – 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 12 p.m. 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.

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 were continuing to investigate the incident.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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