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Human remains found in desert outside Grand Junction

Posted at 9:41 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 23:41:50-04

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is looking through missing person records after human remains were found.

The remains were found Tuesday near a hiking trail in the desert northwest of Grand Junction.

The sheriff’s office is using this as a learning experience and brought in forensic students from Colorado Mesa University to help collect the remains and identify them.

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