WEBER COUNTY — Police say human remains have been discovered in the foothills near the border between North Ogden and Ogden.

Weber County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Matt Jensen said that police received a call late Sunday afternoon saying possible human remains were found by hikers at the bottom of a 60-foot drop.

Search and Rescue teams were sent to the scene Monday morning, where they found a “very decomposed” body, Jensen said. The body was found roughly a quarter mile up the mountain from 1100 N. Mountain Road.

Jensen said the body has been there for “several” months but did not have an exact estimate. Police will likely have to identify the body using dental records or items found near the body, according to Jensen. As of Monday afternoon, police had yet to determine if the body was that of a male or female.

Search and Rescue and CSI crews were processing the scene of human remains throughout Monday morning. Investigators and deputies from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office handled the investigation and recovery efforts.

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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