FLAGSTAFF - Coconino County authorities say human remains have been found in the Forest Lakes area northeast of Payson.
They say two hikers found what they believed to be a human skull last Friday and reported it to the county Sheriff's Office.
Deputies say the skull is confirmed to be of human origin and several other human bones were found in close proximity to a camp site.
They also found men's clothing, two hats, a tent and fishing pole and other items at the site, but no identification.
Authorities say due to apparent animal activity at the site, not all of the skeletal remains have been recovered.
Detectives believe the body was at the camp site for an extended period of time and the cause and manner of death is unknown.
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