LANCASTER – Authorities are searching for clues to identify human remains found in the middle of a desert field near a Lancaster intersection.
A passerby made the discovery around 6:19 p.m. Thursday at Division Street and East Avenue H, according to a statement by the Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives responded to the non-residential area to investigate the circumstances and were still on scene Friday.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office was contacted to collect the remains in an attempt to determine the cause of death.
Only a partial skeleton was found, and neither the gender nor age of the victim is known at this point, coroner’s officials said Friday.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. TO provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.