The Utah Medical Examiner will study the skeletal remains of what appears to be a small child Wednesday. The remains were found Tuesday afternoon by a man fishing the Jordan River.

The remains, which include some bones, a pair of pants and child's shoe, were discovered about 5 p.m. near 3900 South, Murray Police Lt. Gerry Christiansen said.Salt Lake County search and rescue teams recovered the remains from the river about 10:45 p.m., Salt Lake County sheriff's deputy Peggy Faulkner said.

The sheriff's office wouldn't speculate as to the sex or age of the remains, Faulkner said.

But Murray police believe they may be those of Josue Peralez, a 4-year-old boy who fell into the river and drowned in mid-February. Rescue workers searched the river for three days after the boy disappeared, but he was never found.

Positive identification will take several days and will likely require DNA tests involving the boy's mother, Leticia Peralez, and the remains, Christiansen said.