Human remains were discovered Wednesday evening in a remote area of Big Lake, Alaska State Troopers said.
A person walking their dog found the remains, troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said.
Troopers responded to the area around 8 p.m., according to a dispatch posted Thursday.
“Due to exposure to the elements, positive identification of the remains was impossible,” said the dispatch, written by troopers Sgt. Tony Wegrzyn.
They were collected and sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office. The investigation continues.
It’s not known if the remains match the description of anyone reported missing, Peters said.
Troopers don’t plan to release more details about the case until they can identify the body, notify next of kin, and obtain more information about the cause and circumstances of the death, she said.