Broken Skull, Bone Fragments Found in Latigo Canyon Belong to Person Who Died Before Woolsey Fire: LASD

Firefighters spray foam on hot embers along a hillside near homes on Latigo Canyon Road in Malibu on Nov.10, 2018. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Firefighters spray foam on hot embers along a hillside near homes on Latigo Canyon Road in Malibu on Nov.10, 2018. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

A broken skull and a few other bone fragments found in the scorched hills of Latigo Canyon on Saturday came from a human who died well before the Woolsey fire, Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators said Wednesday.

A landowner spotted what appeared to be human bones Thursday as he was checking fire damage to his property off Latigo Canyon Road, about a mile north of Ocean View Road, near mile marker 6.92, Sgt. Marcelo Quintero said.

The property didn’t notify authorities about the bones until Saturday.

Quintero said the skull was likely hidden by heavy brush in the area before the Woolsey fire, which scorched much of the land and several structures in the canyon above Malibu.

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