Hikers find human remains in northern Utah canyon

Monday , March 20, 2017 - 8:38 AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a forensics team is trying to identify human remains that hikers discovered in a canyon southeast of Salt Lake City over the weekend.

Unified Police Lt. Brian Lohrke says a group of hikers found a skull and other bones near the trailhead of Deaf Smith Fork Canyon, which is between Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood canyons.

Lohrke says the hikers also found some clothing nearby. Lohrke told the Deseret News that the discovery was made in an area off the main path near the bottom of an 80-to 90-foot cliff.

He says forensics investigators are hoping to use dental records to identify the remains.

Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com

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