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Human remains found in Clear Creek Canyon

The sheriff's office said the remains were found in a remote location.

COLORADO, USA — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) says human remains found in Clear Creek Canyon Saturday may be up to a year old. 

Recovery crews were in the area of tunnel 2 on Highway 6 as they investigated the remains Sunday. The sheriff's office said the remains were found in a remote location.

A spokesperson with the sheriff's office said hikers discovered the body Saturday. Crews began recovering the remains at 8 a.m. Sunday. Clear Creek Canyon was closed intermittently for just under an hour during the recovery operation Sunday morning.

The spokesperson said the remains appear to be "old" and could be up to a year old.

The cause of death is unknown at the time but officials don't believe it was suspicious. The coroner's office will release a cause of death after the autopsy is complete. 

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