At about 2:00 yesterday afternoon, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office received a report that human remains had been found near Pepperwood on State Parks land. Deputies were able to confirm that the remains were, in fact, human. They were unable to determine with certainty (because of significant decomposition) the gender or age of the decedent.
An autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon (Thursday, Feb. 19). More information will be released as it becomes available.