Human remains found in wooded Snoqualmie area

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. — Authorities say human remains have been found in a wooded area east of Seattle.

The Seattle Times reports a crew hired by the city of Snoqualmie made the discovery on Friday.

City officials said in a news release that workers were scoping out an area north of Highway 202 and Snoqualmie Parkway for new trail potential when they found the remains and called police.

Investigators confirmed the remains were human and male.

The King County Medical Examiner's Office has determined that he had been dead for six to 12 months.

That office will identify the man and determine his manner and cause of death.