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Found bones difficult to identify

A set of human bones found outside Colfax the first week of October are most likely that of a boy in his late teens who committed suicide several years ago, Placer County Sheriff’s officers announced.

Identifying the remains will be difficult, if it can be accomplished at all, sheriff’s investigators said.

The bones were found when a passerby noticed a skull in some brush near the railroad tracks outside of the town. Placer County investigators went back with cadaver dogs and found the rest of the skeleton.



Investigators have determined the body was that of a boy in his late teens to 23 years old. A firearm was found near the bones, which had been lying near the tracks anywhere from two to four years, investigators said.


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