The El Dorado County Search and Rescue Team searched the shoreline of Folsom Lake last week for any human remains that might have been uncovered as a result of low water levels.
The search was conducted Dec. 20 as a follow-up after remains were located in early November by a group of boys walking along the shore, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office news release.
An initial search by specially trained dogs with the California Rescue Dog Association was followed up by ground teams. About 35 volunteers were involved in the search.
Sheriff’s officials said one bone of interest was located and turned over to the detective bureau for identification.
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The search, they said, was conducted in the interest of solving crimes and protecting the public.
Anthropologists from the federal Bureau of Reclamation and California State University, Chico, have been called in to help identify the remains found in November near the Red Banks historical town site, an area that usually is underwater.