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Human Skull Uncovered In Wash Near Angeles National Forest

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A human skull was uncovered on Thursday near Sylmar by a work crew that was clearing brush in that area, according to a release by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department.

Workers from the Los Angeles National Forest Service were working in a dry wash when they discovered the skull in the 11700 block of Little Tujunga Canyon Road. The site lies at the edge of Angeles National Forest, and about three miles away from Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar. The finding was made at around 11:10 a.m.

According to City News Service, investigators from the Los Angeles County coroner's office arrived on site and confirmed that the skull was human. No other bones were found in the area, said sheriff's officials.

Sheriff's deputy Guillerma Saldana told LAist that the skull has been handed over to the coroner's office, and that homicide detectives are currently working at identifying the person.

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Anyone with information is urged to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.