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Human remains found in west Reno neighborhood

The Associated Press

RENO, Nev. ” Washoe County sheriff’s deputies are investigating human remains found near a southwest Reno neighborhood.

Investigators say a man walking his dog found the bones Sunday afternoon in steep terrain in the Caughlin Ranch area.

Authorities waited until Monday to remove the remains after the area was cordoned off for further investigation.

A sheriff’s spokeswoman says it’s unknown how long the remains have been at the site.

An autopsy will be conducted to try to determine an identity and cause of death.