A hiker discovered a partial human skull last weekend in a wooded area near Mineral in Lewis County.
Lewis County sheriff's detectives are investigating the area further for other potential evidence, according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office. They are working with Lewis County Search and Rescue.
The skull, which was found Saturday, will be sent to a forensic pathologist for further study. The identity of the person is unknown.
No other information was immediately released.