PACIFIC PALISADES ( — Authorities say human remains have been found near a hiking trail in Pacific Palisades.

Los Angeles police said in a department statement that authorities responded to the 500 block of Los Liones Drive after a pair of hikers discovered what appeared to be a human skull.

Officers arrived on scene about 11:15 a.m. Saturday and checked the area.

According to the statement, that’s when they “observed the skeletal remains of a human torso approximately twenty feet from the skull.”

Police said an autopsy is expected to be performed on the remains, which have not been identified.

West Bureau homicide detectives asked anyone with possible information to call them at (877) 527-3247.

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