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Brush fire that unearthed human skull was started by minors playing with matches, officials say

Brush fire that unearthed human skull was started by minors playing with matches, officials say

Los Angeles County coroner’s investigators are examining a human skull that was found Saturday during a small brush fire, which officials say was sparked by juveniles playing with matches.

On Monday, investigators returned to the site of the blaze in the 3500 block of North Coy Drive near Sherman Oaks to search for additional body parts, said Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter. They did not find any bones.

Forensic anthropologists will now examine the skull to determine its age and gender as well as the time of death, he said. They also will look at dental records to determine...

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