CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Medical investigators are trying to identify human remains that turned up in a dry lake bed in southeastern New Mexico.
State police say the remains were taken to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque after being discovered at Brantley Lake north of Carlsbad on Monday.
Hikers found the bones in an area known as Champion Bay.
Agents with the New Mexico State Police Criminal Investigations Bureau processed the scene and collected the remains. They could not say whether the remains were those of a man or woman.
Medical investigators are also looking for any clues that might point to a cause of death.