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By Miriam Raftery

March 25, 2015 (Alpine) – Homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of human remains in Alpine, the Sheriff’s department reports. According to Lieutenant John Maryon, it appears the remains have been there for quite some time.

The Alpine Community Network reports that the grisly find was made on or near the Lazy A Ranch, site of the proposed Alpine High School. on Alpine Boulevard.  KNSD confirms that according to the County Assessor’s office, the land is owned by the Grossmont Union High School District.

Backers of a new Alpine High School recently won an injunction ordering the Grossmont district to turn over money approved by voters for the high school in two bond measures, after the district backed off  plans to build the school and instead, built lavish projects not listed in the bond project at other schools.  Several Alpine High School supporters e-mailed ECM with quips about finding “where the bodies are buried” on the district’s land.

KNSD reports that the discovery of human remains was made by San Diego Gas & Electric Company surveyors assessing lines and poles as part of a fire hardening project to replace wood poles with metal.

Detectives from the sheriff's homicide unit are investigating, and the medical examiner's office has been called in to help determine the identity and cause of death.

If you know anything about this incident, call the homicide detail at 858-974-2321 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.


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