Bones Found Near Hiking Trail in Mountains Above Burbank: Police

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Police were investigating the discovery of human skeletal remains near a nature center in Burbank on Wednesday.

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Investigators respond to a hiking area in the Verdugo Mountains where human remains were found on Feb. 11, 2014. (CreditL KTLA)

Witnesses had called authorities Tuesday after finding what appeared to be bones near a hiking trail, the Burbank Leader reported.

The area near Stough Canyon Nature Center — in the Verdugo Mountains at the end of Walnut Avenue (map) — was closed off while police and Los Angeles County coroner’s officials investigated Wednesday, the Burbank Police Department stated in a tweet Wednesday morning.

The investigation had been completed by about 10:30 a.m., according to another tweet.

Police were awaiting investigation from the coroner’s office.

A watch commander could not provide further details on Wednesday morning.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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