Police Monday said skeletal remains found by a hiker in a mountainous area of Burbank were of human origin, and urged anyone with information on the death to contact detectives.
The mystery remains were discovered about 1:35 p.m. Thursday near a hiking trail above Elmwood Avenue, and investigators were sent to the scene, said Burbank police Sgt. Emil Brimway.
“The Los Angeles County coroner investigator determined the skeletal remains were, in fact, human,” Brimway said in a statement relesaed Monday. “The potential identification of the decedent can take upwards of several months to a year.”
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Burbank Police Department Investigations Division at 818-238-3210.