Hikers find human remains in hilly, desert area of Kingman

January 19, 2022 GMT

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Human remains have been found in a hilly, desert area of Kingman, police said Wednesday.

They said say two hikers reported finding the remains Sunday in Monolith Garden.

Police went to the location and said the remains had been exposed to the weather for a significant amount of time.

Detectives took over the investigation and are treating it as a suspicious death.

Investigators are working with the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office, area law enforcement agencies and all missing person data bases to determine identity and cause of death.

At this point, police said the remains don’t appear to be related to any missing person in Kingman over the past year.