Remains found in Carson confirmed as human

Homicide detectives in Carson have confirmed that human remains were found Saturday morning in an industrial area near the 110 Freeway.

The remains were found in a bin that holds debris separated from sewage water, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies made the discovery after they were notified by an employee at about 8 a.m. near the 24500 block of South Figueroa Street.

A sheriff’s spokeswoman declined to give the name of the site, but according to maps, the county’s Joint Water Pollution Control Plant occupies the area.

The coroner’s office will attempt to determine the person’s age, sex and identity, and detectives are trying to determine whether the death was criminal in nature, according to a news release.

Anyone with information about the remains is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.


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