Human remains found on Uncompahgre Plateau in Montrose County

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MONTROSE, Colo. — Hunters found what are believed to be human remains in the Sawmill Mesa area of the Uncompahgre Plateau, the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

Deputies responded to the area west of Montrose on Saturday. On Sunday, deputies and members of the Montrose County Sheriff’s Posse returned to conduct a search of the area.

Several bones and items of clothing were found, the sheriff’s office said. The sheriff’s office is working with the Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigations in the investigation.

The identity and gender of the remains is pending, the sheriff’s office said, and no other information was released by the office.