Human Skull Found at Lake Hodges

A human skull was discovered in the brush near Lake Hodges on Oct. 7, 2016. This may be the clue investigators need to solve the death of a woman whose remains were found near that same site last October.

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The scene at Lake Hodges where investigators discovered a human skull on Oct. 7, 2016.
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A group of environmentalists were doing brush eradication in an area near Lake Drive and Maple Lane when they stumbled across the skull.
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Officials laid out police tape in the area while they searched for the human remains.
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Investigators from several agencies scoured the brush near the lake for many hours.
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Last October, deputies found the partial human remains of a woman, later identified as 29-year-old Marisol Lopez, about a quarter-mile south of this location.
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Investigators believe the skull may be that of Lopez, but the remains will have to be positively identified by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office.
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