Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives opened an investigation Wednesday after a utility worker discovered a human skull in the bed of the Santa Clara River, authorities said.
The remains were reported to law enforcement about 11 a.m., and detectives were examining them, a sheriff’s spokesman said. They were found near Magic Mountain Parkway at the South Fork Trail bike path.
Coroner’s officials documented the scene and are working to identify the victim and cause of death.
Information on how long the remains appear to have been exposed was not immediately available.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.