Remains found

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives and coroners officials investigate skeletal remains found in a shallow grave near Avenue F and 20th Street West.

LANCASTER — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives were in Lancaster on Wednesday morning to continue an investigation into human skeletal remains that were discovered Tuesday afternoon.

The remains were discovered at approximately 3:08 p.m. Tuesday near 20th Street West and Avenue F.

Detectives learned that Lancaster Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a call of found skeletal remains. When arrived they found skeletal remains in a shallow grave in the middle of the desert, according to a report by Deputy Trina Schrader. The race, sex, age and identity of the victim are unknown.

The identity and cause of death will be determined by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, Schrader said.

No further details were available by press time.

Homicide detectives are also investigating the discovery of a man’s body at Avenue I and 37th Street West.

Detectives were sent to the scene about 10:55 a.m. Tuesday to investigate a report of human remains along the side of the road found by a passerby on Monday, according to the sheriff’s department.

“Upon their arrival they located the victim who has only been identified as a male adult suffering from possible trauma to the back of the head,” according to a sheriff’s department statement. “The body appeared to have been at the location for several weeks.”

Details on the man’s cause of death were not immediately available. No suspect information has been made available. No further details were available by press time.

The Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau urged anyone with information in either case was urged to call the Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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