Law enforcement and Coroner’s officials discovered more human remains Saturday morning in the Santa Clara River bed in Newhall, near where a human skull was discovered Wednesday.
“Investigators are now trying to determine whether the remains are separate or related,” Sarah Ardalani, Coroner’s Office spokesperson, said Monday morning.
The skull was found in the riverbed off the 22500 block of Magic Mountain Parkway near the South Fork Trail bike path on Wednesday morning by a utility employee, who reported the find to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide division and the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner – Coroner’s Office returned to the location Saturday morning with a cadaver dog.
They discovered the additional remains and are now trying to determine the victim’s — or victims’ — identity or identities and cause(s) of death.
The investigation is ongoing and LASD has no additional information at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. To provide information anonymously, call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), use a smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.