Remains Discovered at South L.A. Construction Site Turns Out to Be a Cat’s: LAPD

Los Angeles police are shown on the scene of an investigation in South Los Angeles on September 21, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Remains that were found at a construction site in a residential neighborhood south of downtown Los Angeles turned out to be those of a cat, police said Thursday.

Construction crews found the remains while repairing a pipe in the 1000 block of East 23rd Street just before 9:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Crews cut open a pipe and found the remains, which were initially thought to be those of a newborn baby, Officer Tony Im told KTLA.

Homicide detectives responded and determined the remains were feline, Im said.

The investigation took place on a block of homes in the Historic South-Central neighborhood.

KTLA’s Melissa Pamer contributed to this article.