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NM hiker finds jawbone where remains of man found

New Mexico hiker finds lower jawbone where femur and other scattered remains of man found By The Associated Press

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) ' New Mexico authorities say scattered bodies parts have been found in the Gomez Peak area over the past few weeks after a hiker picked up what appeared to be a lower jawbone on Jan. 19.

The medical investigator determined a bone found nearly a week later by a U.S. Forest Service worker was a femur.

The Grant County Sheriff's Office, the medical investigator, members of the Forest Service and U.S. Border Patrol searched the area Tuesday near Silver City and discovered more remains.

A preliminary analysis shows the bones are from a man approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds.

The remains were sent to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque in an attempt to determine the identity and cause of death.

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