Sheriff’s homicide detectives and investigators from the county coroner’s office, along with the assistance of a cadaver dog, found additional human remains Saturday approximately 100 yards from Wednesday’s discovery of a human skull in Santa Clarita.
It appears the two discoveries are related, but no determination will be made pending further investigation by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, said Deputy Grace Medrano of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau, adding that investigators will continue to comb the Santa Clara Riverbed, near the South Fork Creek and Magic Mountain Parkway.
Detectives went to an area near Magic Mountain Parkway and Railroad Avenue about 11 a.m. Wednesday after a utility company employee spotted the remains, including a skull, and called authorities, said Deputy Armando Viera of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The human skull was found within the riverbed, Viera said. Information was not immediately available on a possible identity or cause of death.
Sheriff’s homicide detectives urged anyone with information regarding the discoveries to call them at (323) 890-5500, or — to report information anonymously — call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).
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