Human remains were discovered Sunday on a hillside above downtown Tacoma, police said.
A resident out walking Sunday spotted the remains just before 4 p.m. and called police.
Detectives determined that they were human remains but were unable to recover them before it got dark Sunday. Officers guarded the area overnight and recovered the remains Monday morning from the hill near North Schuster Parkway and South Fourth Street.
The Pierce County Medical Examiner will determine the age and gender of the victim, and how the person died.
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