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Human remains found near abandoned mine

SAGUACHE, Colo. — Human remains were discovered by hikers near an abandoned mine in a remote location west of Pueblo, authorities said.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Susan Medina said in a news release Saturday that agents from its Grand Junction regional office have been requested by the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office to investigate.

The remains were discovered Friday in a remote location in the western part of the county, Medina said.

Based on the condition of the remains, authorities said it appears the body was there for “quite some time.”

Medina says there is no evidence at this time that connects this case with the Suzanne Morphew investigation. A neighbor reported Morphew, from the Maysville area, missing after she failed to return from a bike ride on May 10.

An autopsy on the remains has been scheduled with the Saguache County Coroner, Medina said.