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Human Remains Found In 4 Places Around Angeles Forest Over 3 Weeks

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Several human bones have been found in or near the Angeles National Forest over the last three weeks, including a skull, hand and femur over the weekend.

A skull, spine and pelvic bone were found by a group of hunters near the Upper Shake Campground in Lake Hughes on Saturday at about 7 p.m., the L.A. Times reports. On Sunday afternoon, a group of hikers found a hand north of Tajunga. A few hours later, a femur was discovered in the 2800 block of Tanoble Drive in Altadena.

Authorities have no evidence to suggest that the parts all belonged to the same person, so each find is being treated as its own individual case. Detectives may be able to use the jaw of the skull and dental records to determine the person's identity. Police say that the remains showed signs of trauma to those remains, but that it's not clear if foul play was involved. At this time, the gender and age of the person or people are unknown.

On October 12, another skull was found off Glendora Ridge Road in Glendora.

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LASA Homicide Lt. Victor Lewandowski told the Times that it's unusual for so many finds in such a short amount of time, and that it's got detectives' attention as they go through unresolved missing persons cases.

He also said that there may be even more strange finds if El Nino is as strong as predicted, as there may be things unearthed or washed down the hills.

"It's hard to say what is out in the hills," he said.