Mounties are investigating the discovery of remains in a rural area outside of Campbell River.

RCMP say an investigation is underway to identify the remains and the circumstances surrounding how the person died.

Police aren't saying when and how the remains were found.

"More details surrounding the investigation will be released once the identity of the human remains has been determined," said Campbell River RCMP spokesman Cpl. Ron Vlooswyk. "No further information can be provided at this time."