Human Remains Found on Conveyer Belt at Bassett Trash Facility

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A homicide investigation was underway Tuesday after a worker found human remains while sorting trash on a conveyer belt at a waste collection and recycling facility in Bassett, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Human remains were found on a conveyor belt at trash facility in Los Angeles County on Sept. 29, 2014. (Credit: OnScene TV)

Human remains were found on a conveyor belt at trash facility in Los Angeles County on Sept. 29, 2014. (Credit: OnScene TV)

The grim discovery was made shortly after 8:30 p.m.  Monday at Athens Services, which is located in the 14000 block of Valley Boulevard (map), a Sheriff's Department news release stated.

It was believed the victim was a female.

The L.A. County Coroner's office was working to determine the victim's identity and cause of death, the release stated.

No further details were immediately available.

Anyone with information about this incident was asked to call the department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

Anonymous tips can also be left through Crime Stopper by dialing 800-222-8477, texting the letters "TIPLA" and a tip to 274637, or by going to the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.