PHOENIX — Police officers were investigating an area in west Buckeye where an off-roader discovered human remains in the desert, according to police.

The skeletal remains included a human skull and other bones, which were taken to the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s office for examination.

Officers were summoned to the area near Johnson Road and Southern Avenue in Buckeye at 1 p.m. and asked the public to avoid the area.

There were no details released on how long the investigation in the area took place or details of who the remains may have belonged to.