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Decomposing Human Remains Found Near Whittier Narrows Dam

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A forensic investigation has been launched to identify the decomposing human remains found Tuesday morning by workers near the Whittier Narrows Dam.The discovery of the remains was made by Los Angeles County Flood Control workers who were conducting a survey. The remains were located on a water causeway 200 yards north of the Whittier Narrows Dam, specifically on the west bank of the San Gabriel River, approximately 100 yards west of Bicentennial Park in Pico Rivera, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities say they estimate those remains have been in that location for "several months."

The investigation is expected to yield information about the victim's cause and time of death, as well as their identity.