At around 7:30 a.m., San Diego County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to a report of suspicious circumstances near the 19900 block of Lake Drive.
That's when they discovered partial skeletal remains near the shore, Lt. Kenn Nelson said.
According to deputies, a woman walking with her dogs made the discovery.
The discovery is nerve-racking for Olivia Tosic, an Escondido resident, whose 20 year-old son, Skylar, has been missing since August 30th.
“Seven weeks and my son was very thin, unusually skinny – I’m just worried. I’m praying to God right now it’s not him," said Tosic.
Tosic said her son disappeared after going on a hike with two other guys.
“My son was a student at Palomar College where he met the kids he apparently disappeared with," said Tosic.
It's unclear if the remains are those of a male or female.
The remains were taken to the medical examiner for investigation and the Homicide Detail was called, Nelson said.