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Human remains found in Pend Oreille County

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On Tuesday, December 2, 2014 a citizen reported finding human remains while hiking on property he rents just west of Newport near State Route 2. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014 a citizen reported finding human remains while hiking on property he rents just west of Newport near State Route 2.
PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - Investigators are trying to identify human remains found in Pend Oreille County this week. 


The Sheriff's Office told KHQ the remains were found by a hiker west of Newport near Highway 2. Deputies responded and confirmed they were human, and also found some personal property. Deputies also said it appears the remains had been there for an extended period of time, possibly more than a year. 


The area the remains were found in is know for transient activity and camp sites, however at this point the remains do not match any missing persons from Pend Oreille County. 


The remains have been sent to the Spokane County Medical Examiner for DNA and dental records examination in an attempt to identify the body. 


The Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office said at this time there are no obvious signs of foul play. 


Anyone with possible information on the identification of this person is asked to call the Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office at 509-447-1980.


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