A Staten Island, New York, hiker found human remains while walking in Mariners Marsh Park, police said.
The hiker found a human skull and several other bones Sunday morning near a fence by Richmond Terrace, the New York Post reported.
When the police arrived, they found the skull and a bone sticking out of a pair of boots. Detectives closed the area off and set up a crime scene.
Investigators then found more bones, a wallet with a 2005 calendar card, empty bottles of alcohol, a glove, and a rolled-up carpet.
It is unclear whether those items were connected to the human remains, which authorities say is from a man believed to have been in his late teens or early 20s.
This is not the first time a hiker has found human remains while out on the trail in recent months.
In January 2020, a Louisville, Kentucky, hiker found human remains while on her walk through Iroquois Park, and in that same month, hikers in Colorado Springs, Colorado, found human bones off a trail in thick brush.