PALMDALE – An investigation is underway into the discovery of three human skulls found Tuesday as police were serving a search warrant in Palmdale.
The remains were found about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at a home in the 2500 block of East Avenue Q-4, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Detectives from the Huntington Beach Police Department were serving a search warrant at the property, regarding crimes that were committed in Huntington Beach, when they discovered the human skulls and contacted the sheriff’s department, said sheriff’s Detective Kevin Acevedo.
“It appears right now that they’re three adult skulls… however, I don’t know male or female, I don’t know race. We won’t know anything like that until the forensic anthropologist at the coroner’s office takes a look at them,” Acevedo said.
“As of right now, there is no one suspected missing from this residence. As far as the area, as of right now we’re still investigating and it’s going to take identification by the coroner’s office to try to determine just exactly who these people are and where these skulls came from,” Acevedo said.
The Coroner’s Office has taken over the investigation and a forensic analysis will be done to determine if there is any foul play, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
“I can tell you that the human remains that were found here do appear to be part of the homeowner’s religious practice, but as of right now, we’re still investigating to figure out if that is the case and just exactly where these remains may have come from,” Acevedo said. “It would appear that the remains have been here at least for the past couple of weeks, but there is some indication they may have been here longer than that, maybe even years.”
The investigation is ongoing and no further information was available Wednesday morning.