Human Remains Found Hidden In Home's Wall [Updated]
Deputies are investigating whether human remains are the source of a disturbing smell emanating from the wall's of a family home in a Lomita housing project.
Neighbors told KTLA that Wednesday night a resident noticed a strange smell in the apartment located in the Harbor Hills Housing Project off Western Avenue and Palos Verdes Drive in Lomita—a city just south of Torrance. The resident notified deputies.
Authorities have not yet confirmed if the remains are indeed human or where exactly they were found in the home. "What we believe are possible human remains are inside this residence," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau Lt. Steve Jauch told NBC Los Angeles. "We haven't confirmed that, yet."
The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office officials responded to the grisly report around 10 p.m. Authorities then brought in two cadaver-sniffing dogs, who were able to identify that something was in there, the L.A. Times reports.
Authorities are still investigating, and have since relocated the family living in the apartment out of the home.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at (323) 267-4800.
Update 9:38 a.m.: Julie Sone of ABC 7 reported via Twitter that authorities have confirmed a body was found in the home: