MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a hiker found human remains near a creek in a secluded area close to the border between the cities of Moraga and Lafayette.

The East Bay Times reports (http://bayareane.ws/2nmnhjg) Moraga police say the remains were found in a spot only accessible by foot or by a 4-wheel drive vehicle.

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The hiker led investigators from the Moraga and Lafayette police departments back to the scene on Friday.

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Crime scene technicians recovered the remains and rescue personnel with metal detectors and dogs searched the area for evidence.

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Moraga police say that although the exact cause of death and the identity of the person are unknown, there are no apparent signs of foul play.