Tuesday evening, a partially decomposed body was found near Highway 243 and Jameson Drive, in Idyllwild.
Darryl Crocker and Ken Lee, both of Pine Cove, had found the body and reported the discovery to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies and investigators from the Hemet Station responded to the scene about 7:30 p.m.
Lee’s vehicle had stalled and while waiting for a tow service to arrive. The clothed remains were found in a wooded area approximately fifty yards from the roadway next to a small transient-type encampment, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Investigators from the Hemet Station and the Coroner's Office were unable to positively identify the sex of the individual while at the scene. Investigators are examining items found in the encampment that may assist with identifying the subject.
No signs of foul play were evident at the scene.
This investigation is ongoing and the RIverside County Sheriff's Department is asking anyone with information about this incident to call Investigator Robertson at (951) 791-3400.