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Human remains found on Cougar Crest Trail in Big Bear, investigation underway


May 2, 2017

BIG BEAR, Calif – On Saturday, April 29 at approximately 6:42 p.m., hikers on Cougar Crest Trail located human skeletal remains a short distance off of the trail. Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Big Bear Station responded and confirmed the remains were human.

On Sunday, April 30, investigators from the Sheriff's Specialized Investigations Homicide Detail and Coroner's Division responded to the location and recovered the skeletal remains. The identity of the remains and a cause of death are subject of an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the Sheriff's Homicide Detail Detective Marc Goodwin or Sergeant Jason Radeleff at 909-387-3589.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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