SYLMAR ( — Authorities are working to determine the origin of a human skull found at the edge of the Angeles National Forest near Sylmar.

The bones were found at about 11:10 a.m. Thursday in an unincorporated Los Angeles County area in the 11700 block of Little Tujunga Canyon Road, sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez said.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives were dispatched to the scene, where a work crew hired by the Angeles National Forest Service had been clearing brush in a dry wash when the skull was found, Navarro-Suarez said.

Investigators from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office were also sent to the scene to confirm the skull was indeed human.

No other bones were immediately found.

The coroner’s office will work with homicide detectives to determine whose skull it was and how that person died, Navarro-Suarez said.

Anyone with information about the skull can call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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