Human remains were discovered by at least one hiker at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area on Thursday, Las Vegas police said.
Lt. Les Lane said the remains were spotted near the Black Velvet Canyon area about 2:30 p.m. when at least one climber saw what appeared to be human bones. Rangers with the Bureau of Land Management arrived and identified the bones as human. Lane said he believed the bones were parts of a spine.
Las Vegas police search and rescue personnel were investigating, and no additional details were available.