Human Skeletal Remains Discovered in Santa Clarita, Prompting Investigation

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Investigators combed for clues in a riverbed after human remains were found in Santa Clarita on Aug. 31, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Homicide detectives were investigating human skeletal remains that were found in Santa Clarita on Monday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

A worker made the grim discovery around 9:40 a.m. during a cleanup of the Santa Clara Riverbed, which is located near Bouquet Canyon Road and Lowes Plaza, a sheriff’s news release stated.

The victim’s identity and a cause of death have yet to be determined. The person’s gender and age was also not known.

No further details have been released.

Anyone with information about the incident has been asked to call the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

Anonymous tips can also be left by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.