TELLER COUNTY, Colo. - An official identification hasn't been released, but the Teller County Sheriff's Office says the human remains found Friday on the Catamount Trail near Woodland Park belong to a 39-year-old woman.
It's a very strong hint that the remains are that of Micah Lambert, the 39-year-old woman who went missing in the area last September. Lambert's car was found in October.
We reported Friday when a hiker found a skull in the area around 5 p.m. Deputies secured a large scene and found additional bone fragments and a backpack.
Investigators haven't officially said the remains are related to Lambert's case.
An investigation is underway after human remains were found in Teller County Friday night.
A person hiking found the skull in an area near the Catamount Reservoir between Woodland Park and Divide at around 5 p.m.
The Teller County Sheriff's Office said the remains appeared to have been there quite some time.
Deputies have secured a large scene where the human skull and other bone fragments were found. The Teller County Sheriff's Office said they'll hold the scene overnight Friday and pick up the investigation Saturday morning.
"It's going to take us a while to process this scene. Maybe all day, it may take a couple of days, it just depends on, in the daylight hours what we see when we start looking around," Cmdr. Greg Couch said.
CBI will be called out to assist in the investigation and the area will remain closed to the public as they comb through it.
The Teller County Sheriff's Office did say a woman has been missing in the area since September, however it is too early to tell who the remains might belong to.