[KHTS] – Sheriff’s Department officials reported Sunday that Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner personnel recovered the skeletal remains of an adult man over the weekend, which were found in a ravine off Ridge Route Road and Highway 138 in Gorman.
Officials are working to identify and solve a possible Gorman murder case that could be four years old, officials said Sunday.
The remains were reported to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies around 11 a.m. Saturday, but it was not initially known if the remains were human.
Detectives believe foul play was involved, according to a Nixle report put out by Sheriff’s Department officials. The victim’s body has been at the location for an extended period of time, possibly up to four years, officials said.
Based on evidence recovered from the scene, detectives have determined the victim did not die as a result of the Pine fire, which initially ignited on Friday and burned about 150 acres near Highway 138 and Ridge Route Road.
Officials with the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner Office are attempting to identify the remains and the cause of death.
Detectives with the Homicide Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded Saturday to Ridge Route Road south of Highway 138, Gorman, to investigate the circumstances surrounding the discovery of possible human remains.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials referred all calls to the Headquarters Bureau.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the websitehttp://lacrimestoppers.org.