Coconino sheriff’s deputies and detectives are still attempting to identify human remains that were located on Nov. 27 off of Forest Service Road 142D by Clear Creek Canyon and Bear Canyon on Good Enough Ridge in the Blue Ridge area.
On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Coconino County sheriff’s detectives and search and rescue members returned to the original site where hunters located a human skull. During an intensive ground search, they located the majority of the skeletal remains that are believed to belong with the skull.
According to the county medical examiner, the skeleton is believed to be that of a white male, 40 to 60 years of age, 5’ 9’ to 6’ in height, with gray head hair. The skull exhibited two “trepanations” or two holes bored in the back region of the skull as part of a medical procedure or therapy. One reason for this procedure is the treatment of seizure disorders. Detectives are seeking help from the medical community and public in identifying this individual. Anyone who believes they have information that may lead to an identification of the victim can call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 774-4523 or 226-5020.