According to a news release by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, two hikers in the western Boulder County foothills stumbled on a human skull while hiking. The were near Lefthand Reservoir when they found the bone on Monday afternoon.

While hikers were initially unable to lead officers back to the location of the remains, investigators were able to find the skull, along with other bones, on the following day. Dogs were used in the search.

The remains and cause of death are still to-be-determined.

It’s worth noting that this is the second time in less than a year that remains have been found in the Boulder area with the last incident occurring at Mud Lake in October 2017. As far as we can tell, these remains are still unidentified, with the official statement suggesting they may belong to a male ranging from 30-60 years in age.

Here’s a map that shows where both incidents occurred:

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