WEBER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Weber County Sheriff’s confirmed the discovery of human remains in the Ogden Foothills area Monday afternoon.
Hikers found the remains near 1100 North Mountain road late Sunday afternoon, according to authorities.
Due to safety concerns, Lt. Matt Jensen of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office said crews were sent out early Monday morning and confirmed what the hikers found were human remains.
Officials said the remains were so decomposed that they couldn’t immediately identify a gender. They are hoping dental records and items found near the decomposed remains will help them identify who the person is.
The remains were found at the bottom of a 60-foot cliff and appeared to have been there for several months, according to Jensen.
Detectives are working the scene and going through missing person records. They have turned over the remains to the medical examiner for further investigation.
This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.