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More human remains found in Peasley Canyon

King County detectives are digging in Peasley Canyon again after a fisherman discovered human remains there last Saturday.

The man was fishing in Mill Creek near the intersection of Peasley Canyon Road and Peasley Canyon Way South when he saw a leg clad in a hiking-style boot, according to King County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Dymerski. The man alerted Auburn police, who called in the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Major crimes detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office, members of the sheriff’s office’s Green River Homicides Investigation Unit and a Search and Rescue team have been looking for more evidence since Saturday.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the discovery as a homicide.

Detectives brought the dismembered legs out of the creek Sunday afternoon. Investigators with the King County Medical Examiner’s Office are still working to determine the age, gender and identity of the remains. Medical Examiner’s Office spokesman James Appa said it could be some time before they make a determination.

Saturday’s discovery is about a mile west of the location where a skull and some vertebrae were found last January.

Those remains were found by a Department of Transportation crew near the State Route 167 ramp and the intersection of Peasley Canyon Road and the West Valley Highway.

Auburn Police still are looking for information on those remains, which authorities believe belonged to a female under 30 years old who had an incomplete root canal.

At this point, authorities don’t think either set of remains is related to the Green River killings, but whether there is some relationship between the two is yet to be determined.

“We have absolutely no idea if they’re connected,” Dymerski said.

Staff writer Erica Jahn can be reached at 925-5565 or ejahn@fedwaymirror.com.

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