LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Sheriff’s homicide detectives responded on Friday to a location where human remains were found yesterday afternoon.
Officials said a construction worker doing work on the foundation of a home in the 5900 block of Wooster Avenue Thursday found what appeared to be two large bones belonging to a human around 11:55 a.m.
The construction worker notified the home owner who contacted Marina Del Rey Station personnel Friday morning.
Marina Del Rey Station deputies responded to the Ladera Heights residence, retrieved the two bones and transported them to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner – Coroner’s Office for further examination.
Coroner’s Office officials and personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Crime Lab determined the bones were human, specifically a femur and tibia.
Homicide detectives and members of the Coroner’s Office Special Operations Response Team, inspected the area beneath the house Friday afternoon and didn’t turn up any more remains.
It is unknown how long the human remains have been at the residence.
The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner – Coroner’s Office will work with Homicide detectives towards identifying the victim.
KCAL9’s Peter Daut spoke to neighbors who said the residents of the home just recently moved in and the remains could have been there for decades.
The new home owners declined to talk on camera.
“It’s scary to think something like this could happen so close to home,” said neighbor John Wiemken who has remembered several families who have lived at the location.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.