(AP) – Spokesman Stephen McCausland said the remains were found last week near a scenic lookout off Route Nine in Aurora. They belong to an adult male and are least two years old and possibly older.
Detectives have turned the skull and jawbone over to the state medical examiner’s office for identification, but McCausland said it’s too early to consider the findings suspicious.
Police also are looking through active missing persons cases.
The discovery was made Thursday when a group of about ten biologists from the Humboldt Field Research Institute in Steuben were in Aurora studying a type of wetland moss.