A hiker discovered human remains near William F. Hayden Park on Green Mountain in Lakewood on Thursday (April 23), according to 9News.

The hiker reported the unsettling finding to the Lakewood Police Department around 7:30 a.m. that morning.

After processing the scene, police determined that the remains had been in the area for a while.

Until the Jefferson County coroner completes a report, investigators are unable to identify the remains or determine if foul play was involved.

Green Mountain is a popular Lakewood hiking spot, and is open to hikers as long as they practice social distancing.

No further information is available at this time.

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