LANCASTER – Authorities are working to identify the human remains found in Lancaster this past weekend.
“We have a skull and some other bones,” said Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.
A passerby made the discovery around 5:40 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 14) near Challenger Way and Avenue G-8 in Lancaster, Winter said.
“Evidently somebody was walking his dog and discovered them and notified law enforcement,” Winter said.
Los Angeles County Coroner’s officials collected the remains and are attempting to determine the cause of death. The gender, age or race of the victim is not known at this point, Winter said.
The human skull and bones found Saturday were discovered about a mile away from where a partial skeleton was found in March. (Read more here.)
“They might be related, we’re not sure. We’re going to have to compare them,” Winter said.
Around 6:19 p.m. on March 7, a passerby discovered a partial skeleton in the middle of a desert field near Division Street and East Avenue H in Lancaster, officials said at the time.
Those remains have yet to be identified, Winter said Monday.
No further information on either case is available at this time.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
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