Here is another article with other missing person possibilities:
Bones found in Los Gatos ravine turned over to coroner
By Leslie Griffy
Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputies today handed over several dozen bones found Tuesday under layers of dirt and leaves to the coroner's office, hoping to identify the skeletal remains.
Homicide detectives and other investigators will not continue scouring a ravine near Lexington Reservoir where the bones were uncovered today, having finished searching the site Tuesday.
With part of a torso in hand -- ribs, a clavicle, vertebrae and arm bones -- investigators were not immediately able to identify the age or gender of the person. Those questions could take quite some time to answer, according to Santa Clara County Sheriff's Sgt. Ed Wise.
After a day of combing the area, between 25 and 40 bones were found in about a 30-square-foot portion of a steep ravine off Bear Creek Road near Summit Road, Wise said. No clothing or personal effects were found.
The adult size of the bones rules out the possibility that the body may be the remains of 7-year-old Vallejo resident Xiana Fairchild, who was kidnapped in December 1999. Her skull was found in the Santa Cruz Mountains in January 2001. There are several missing people in the Bay Area. Among them: 18-year-old Kristen Modafferi, of San Francisco, 33-year-old Elizabeth Whited, of San Francisco, and 42-year-old Jeanine Sanchez Harms, of Los Gatos.
Wise said the bones found last week in the Santa Cruz Mountains were not buried, but had been covered by leaves, brush and tree limbs that had fallen to the forest floor over the course of a few years. Some of the bones stuck up out of the brush.