Ogden Nature Center trail head

The Ogden Nature Center trailhead on Monday, March 18, 2019. Police are investigating human remains found in the foothills near 1100 N. Mountain Road, which is nearby.  

WEBER COUNTY — Police are now saying the human remains found in Weber County earlier this week are that of a male, and they have been in contact with the man’s family members.

The Weber County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon that they believe they have identified the remains found by hikers Sunday.

However, the sheriff’s office is waiting for dental records to confirm their suspicions before publicly naming the deceased man.

Police believe they know who the man is based on items found near the body.

Police learned of the human remains on Sunday, March 17, when hikers came across what they believed to be a body near 1100 N. Mountain Road, near the border between Ogden and North Ogden.

The remains were found by a Search and Rescue Team the following morning at the bottom of a 60-foot cliff roughly a quarter mile up the hillside.

Lt. Matt Jensen said Monday that the body had been there for “several” months but did not have an exact estimate.

The sheriff’s office thanked all those who helped in the recovery of the body, and said as of Wednesday, further public assistance is not needed.

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at jscholl@standard.net and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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