Human remains were discovered by hikers Wednesday night on the outskirts of northern Santee, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
The discovery was reported off the beaten path of a trail near Summit Avenue and Summit Crest Drive just after 4 p.m., deputies said.
Deputy homicide investigators have taken over the investigation.
The remains have not been identified, and a cause or manner of death have not been determined, according to the SDSO.
No other informaiton was available.
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