A hiker called 911 on Feb. 18 after spotting the remains during an off-trail excursion in the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, deputies said. The preserve is located on the western slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains across from the northern end of Woodside, and accessible by Kings Mountain Road to Skyline Boulevard.
Responding to the hiker's call were rangers from the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, deputies and detectives from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, and investigators from the county coroner's office, deputies said. Information regarding the the remains is based on an examination by a forensic anthropologist, deputies said.
The investigation continues. Deputies are asking anyone with information to call Detective Matthew Broad at 363-4363.
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