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Skull found in Holy Cross Wilderness on Thursday

Skull found in Holy Cross Wilderness on Thursday

EAGLE COUNTY — A hiker in the Holy Cross Wilderness area found the top half of a human skull Thursday afternoon.

The hiker left the bones in place and called the police, said Jessie Mosher, public information officer with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

The hiker called the U.S. Forest Service office in Minturn. The Forest Service staff immediately notified the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, said Dave Neely, district ranger with the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District.

Eagle County Sheriff’s investigators were called to the scene and are trying to determine whether it might be part of the body of someone who went missing in that area, Mosher said.

Mosher said that more information would be released when it becomes available.

— Vail Daily

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