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August 21, 2017

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Coroner: Remains found at Red Rock Canyon aren’t human

A spine found by hikers at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area last week that launched a search for more remains is not from a human, the Clark County Coroner's Office said today.

The Metro Police Search and Rescue Unit had recovered more remains — which police initially said were human — after the hikers discovered the spine Thursday.

Before the coroner's ruling today, police had ruled out foul play, saying the remains likely had been in the remote location for years.

The spine found by hikers was at Black Velvet Canyon near the Prince of Darkness rock climbing area.

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