Man drops off human jawbone at San Bernardino police station

The outside of the San Bernardino County sheriff's and coroner's office
The San Bernardino County coroner’s office has determined that a jawbone left at the San Bernardino Police Department belonged to a human.
(Rick Sforza / Associated Press)

A man walked into the San Bernardino Police Department on Thursday, dropped off some body parts, and left.

He left “what appeared to be deceased animal remains” — and a lower jawbone — at the department’s public counter, according to authorities.

The Police Department said in a statement that “it was unclear at the time if the remains were real.”


They were.

Officials say it’s unknown how many years the skeletal remains, found Tuesday, have been in a building at UC Berkeley’s Clark Kerr Campus.

Jan. 13, 2023

After the man left, police called the San Bernardino County coroner’s office, which determined that, yes, the jawbone belonged to a human.

But the delivery man was gone. His identity? A mystery.

On Thursday, police released a photo of a bearded man in blue jeans walking with what looks to be a package in his left hand.

Police — including a homicide sergeant listed on the news release — did not immediately respond to calls for comment.

On Friday afternoon, the Police Department said in a tweet that a man had been located and identified. No other details were immediately available.