According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, hikers discovered human remains in the area of La Plata County’s Middle Mountain Road, which is near the Vallecito Reservoir.
On Monday morning, investigators went to the area to investigate the crime scene. Although the remains were unidentifiable, they appear to be those of an adult.
The La Plata County Coroner is responsible for officially identifying and notifying the next of kin. Whether or not foul play was involved was not addressed. The investigation remains active, with few details available at this time.
Vallecito Reservoir is a popular destination for outdoor recreational tourism and is located approximately 18 miles northeast of Durango.
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