The Napa County coroner's office hopes to perform an autopsy Friday on the human remains that were found on property near Calistoga on Tuesday, a Napa County sheriff's spokeswoman said Thursday.

A vineyard worker found the remains in a creek bed at Kenefick Ranch in the 700 block of Silverado Trail.

The deceased person is not a child, but it is unknown whether the remains are those of a man or a woman, sheriff's Capt. Tracey Stuart said. The body was taken to the coroner's office on Wednesday afternoon, she said.

The sheriff's office is compiling missing-person reports from nearby law enforcement agencies as part of the investigation, Stuart said.

It is unknown how long the body had been there, Stuart said.



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