Human skull found by hiker

NACHES, Wash.-- A human skull was discovered in Naches. Yakima County Sheriff's Search and Rescue crews are investigating.

A hiker found the skull Sunday. It was found in the forest a few miles off Nile Road in Naches. The skull was sent to the Coroner's office. Deputies say they have a lead on a missing person it could be, but they don't want to jump the gun.

"With skeletal remains you don't want to make too big a jump, an assumption here," said Search and Rescue Coordinator Sergeant George Town. "That it is in fact that person but were going to certainly work on the theory for that right now."

Deputies plan to send out special dogs to search for any other remains in the area.