Skeletal human remains found at Pt. Reyes, sheriff says


The human remains were found Thursday at Point Reyes National Seashore in the Navy, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said this week.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., a person passing west five Brooks Trailhead in Olema Valley found the bodies and contacted police.

“The environment was in a remote part of the park not near the hiking trail system,” the sheriff’s office said.

The office said the bodies’ settings and conditions suggested being “exposed to the elements for a significant period of time.” Park Rangers could not reach the location of the car and had to travel on stage to investigate.


The unidentified deceased, a process that can take a long time in coordination with several agencies, including the Coroner Division, experts from the California State Department of Justice missing and unidentified sections, a DNA lab, anthropologist legal and a legal dentist. The cause of death has not been determined either, the sheriff’s office said.

A pathologist will complete an examination and analysis of the remains later this week, the sheriff’s office added.

No other information was published as the active and ongoing investigation.

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