Human remains were found Wednesday afternoon by hikers on a trail in Santee.

Deputies responded about 4 p.m. to a call of found human remains in the 11000 block of Summit Avenue, near Summit Crest Drive, according to Lt. Thomas Seiver of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The sheriff’s Homicide Unit has taken over the investigation and will work with the Medical Examiner’s Office, which will identify the remains and determine the cause of death, Seiver said.

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