BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — Investigators Wednesday were looking into human remains found near Stough Canyon Nature Center.
The bones were discovered in brush by a Burbank city worker Tuesday afternoon near Walnut Avenue and the center, police said.
The area, which is frequented by hikers and mountain bikers, has been closed off for detectives and the Los Angeles County coroner.
Police said the bones had been at the location for some time and must be identified by the coroner.
It was unclear if foul play was involved or if the person died from natural causes.
Allan Fawcett, a computer consultant who lives nearby, told KCAL9’s Randy Paige that a lot of people walk the road to the trailhead every day. He even comes to the area three to four days a week.
“This is a pretty busy place and on a weekend, you can’t even get parking spaces in this lot here, so you’d think someone at least over the past few years…would have noticed things like that,” he said.
Flight attendant Lisa Newell, who loves hiking and the outdoors, said the situation was surprising and frightening.
“If you’re a single woman out hiking alone, you don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m pretty optimistic… it’s sad for whatever happened to that person,” she said.