03/06/2015 07:34 EST | Updated 05/06/2015 05:59 EDT

Missing skeletal remains from Stawamus Chief in Squamish returned

Skeletal remains mysteriously taken from the Stawamus Chief near Squamish have been turned over to the B.C. Coroners Service.

The bones were originally spotted on the mountain on Feb. 26, but had disappeared when the Coroners Service went to collect them on Feb. 28.

After the service put out an appeal for their return, someone handed over the remains and the Coroners Service Identification and Disaster Response Unit are retaining them for further analysis.

"As anticipated, the person's involvement had been entirely innocent with no malicious intent," said Barb McLintock, spokesperson for the service.

In the original appeal, Laurel Clegg, manager of the disaster response unit said the remains are "really important" for an investigation.

Meanwhile the B.C. Coroners Service urges anyone finding bones or potential human remains in the back country to note the location, take a picture if possible and tell the RCMP, or Coroners Service as soon as possible.