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Human bones found at Horsethief Canyon in Alpine

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ALPINE (CBS 8) - Sheriff's deputies in Alpine were called out to Horsethief Canyon Sunday morning after a hiker stumbled upon human remains.

Homicide investigators confirmed that the bones had been left there for several years. Deputies say they are working with the Medical Examiner's Office to determine the victim's identify and cause of death.

While investigators were on the scene, a sheriff's deputy was pierced in the calf by a sharp object. She was airlifted out of the canyon and taken to a nearby hospital.

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