Sgt. Katie Larson of the King County Sheriff's Office said the students, from Bastyr University, were walking the wooded trails near the university on Thursday when they came across some bones that they thought possibly belonged to a human.
Detectives responded and confirmed that the bones are human.
The King County Medical Examiner's Office later determined that the remains are those of a male. An examination of the bones continues, in hopes of identifying the deceased person.
King County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes detectives were at the scene, near NW 143rd Street and Juanita Drive NW, on Friday afternoon conducting an evidence search.