Human Skull Found at Air Base

A human skull was discovered in an isolated area of desert Monday night, but homicide investigators who combed the area Tuesday found no clues to how it got there, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman said.

Sgt. Robert Stoneman said the skull was found about 7 p.m. in an area of Edwards Air Force Base four miles north of Avenue E and two miles west of Challenger Way in Lancaster. He would not say who made the discovery or how the skull was found.

A homicide team was sent out Tuesday morning to search for other remains, but found nothing, Stoneman said. The skull has been turned over to the Los Angeles County coroner's office for forensic testing "and who knows what we will hear next," Stoneman said. "It will probably take some time."

A deputy in the Antelope Valley sheriff's station said the part of the base where the skull was found is not fenced off and the roads running through it are open to public traffic.

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