Human bones discovered at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - An investigation continues into its fourth day after human bones were discovered at a popular Colorado Springs park.

Investigators at Monument Valley Park on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2020.

The bones were discovered by a pair of hikers Sunday afternoon in a wooded area at Monument Valley Park, not far from the Old North End neighborhood. Investigators with the Colorado Springs Police Department and CBI have been carefully removing evidence in the days since.

It's unclear how long the remains have been in the park. Tom Karmondy says he's run through the park "hundreds of times" without ever noticing something was amiss.

"You kinda wonder when and where it happened," he told 11 News reporter Spencer Wilson.

Since Sunday, an area about the size of a football field has been taped off near Fontanero Street and Culebra Avenue. Police say they only get one shot at collecting evidence in a case like this, so it's crucial that they take their time.

Investigators say they do not know yet if this is a crime scene.

"It can be hard to wait especially when we want to give those answers too," Natashia Kerr, spokesperson for CSPD explained. "But we want to make sure this is done correctly and we have those right answers and we don't want to give out information that is based on speculation or what might be."

The remains will be sent to the coroner for further testing.