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Hiker finds human skull on trail near Pikes Peak

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. — A hiker found a human skull on a trail near Pikes Peak, not far from the spot where a Colorado Springs woman was last seen.

KOAA reports the skull was found Friday near the Catamount Trail in Teller County west of Colorado Springs. Crews conducted a meticulous search at the site Saturday.

Cmdr. Greg Couch with the Teller County Sheriff’s Office said the remains were found about 200 yards off the main trail in an area that’s not usually active, according to KRDO.

The station reports Micah Lambert was last seen in that area in mid-September and the remains have been turned over to the Teller County Coroner’s Office.

A car was found abandoned in October. It belonged to Micah Lambert, who was reported missing out of Colorado Springs just a month earlier.

Couch said the remains could be identified this week.

“It’s best to just go slow and methodically to make sure we collect every piece of evidence so that we can come up with a good story about what happened and who this person is,” Couch told KRDO.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is assisting the sheriff’s department and cadaver dogs will search for more remains.