Authorities are asking residents of a South Los Angeles neighborhood to search their yards and trash cans for "suspicious items" after detectives discovered the remains of a human infant somewhere along a residential street.
A homeowner in the 1500 block of West 104th Street reported the remains Saturday morning, investigators said in a statement. Deputies arrived, contacted the homeowner and confirmed the remains were human.
"The remains are that of a 1- to-3-day-old infant," the statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. "The infant appears to have been dismembered. Significant portions of the body are still missing."
Sheriff's Deputy Don Walker did not specify where detectives found the remains.
The department's statement said detectives "are continuing their investigation" and "would like to speak with any females who were recently pregnant, are no longer pregnant and the baby is absent."