Hamilton Police now confirm that remains found at the top of the Niagara Escarpment in Stoney Creek are a human skull.
The Centre for Forensic Sciences will conduct further testing and police are now carrying out a grid search in the McNeilly Road area.
The skull was found by a hiker on Tuesday in the area of McNeilly and 8th Road East.
That is not far from the area where police conducted a search last year for the remains of Shirley Treadwell, a woman with a development disability who is thought to have died in 2009.
Her niece and caregiver has since been charged with fraud for allegedly disposing of her aunt’s body and collecting her disability cheques.