SHERMAN OAKS (CBSLA.com) — Firefighters say they have discovered human remains while battling Saturday’s firefighting efforts in Sherman Oaks.
The Los Angeles Fire Department determined the remains were a skull, which they found at the scene of the brush fire before 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the 3500 block of N. Coy Drive. The police and L.A. County Coroner’s Office were notified.
The coroner’s office later confirmed the remains found are indeed a human skull. Coroner’s office officials plan to be at the scene Monday to look for bones or more clues.
Neighbors wonder if it was a homeless person who once lived there, or a situation more gruesome.
“This is a surprise, this is a quiet canyon, there’s not a lot of access up there,” homeowner Dana Erickson said. “So this is a bit surprising something like that would be found up there.”
No further information was immediately available.