The human remains found near a hiking trail in Teller County belonged to a 39-year-old woman, said Cmdr. Greg Couch, Sheriff's Office spokesman.
A human skull was found Friday near the Ring the Peak Trail close to Catamount Reservoir west of Green Mountain Falls, the Sheriff's Office said. More human remains, clothes and a backpack were discovered Sunday about 200 yards away.
A missing woman's SUV was found Sept. 29 in the Catamount Recreational Area parking lot in Teller County.
Micah Lambert, 39, was last seen Sept. 23 at a friend's house in Colorado Springs. She was reported missing the following day.
A multi-day, multi-agency search was conducted in the area after her vehicle was found.
The Sheriff's Office hasn't ruled out that the remains are Lambert's but can't confirm it yet, either. An odonatologist will be analyzing dental records Tuesday morning, Couch said.
Authorities also are working to determine the cause of death.
The discovery of the remains is being treated as an unattended death investigation, a category that includes suicide, homicide and accidental death, Couch said.
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