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Feb 6, 2014 9:11 AM by Associated Press

Skeletal remains pulled from Lake Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying skeletal human remains pulled from a Northern California lake by an FBI dive team.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1g3Pyhq) the effort to retrieve the skeleton from Lake Sonoma began Dec. 9 after a recreational diver reported seeing what appeared to be bones in about 100 feet of water.

The Marin County Sheriff's dive team came in to help gather the bones but was not able to recover most of them because of the depth and poor visibility.

Lt. Carlos Basurto says this week the FBI divers were able to get a majority of the remains.

Basurto says the person's identity is unknown and there are no immediate signs of foul play.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sonoma County Coroner's Office.

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