Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department

LASD Investigating Skull Found in LA River in Bell

Two people walking along the Los Angeles River near Bell found a skull in the river bed Sunday morning, authorities said.

The skull was spotted around 8 a.m. by a man and a woman, said Lt. Steve Jauch, with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.

Homicide detectives were on the scene in Bell trying to determine where it came from, Jauch said. The skull was not in the city of Maywood, as this article originally reported based on earlier information from the Sheriff's department.

"With all the recent rain we had, it's going to be difficult to determine, at least this early, how long the remains were there," Jauch said.

Investigators had no detailed information about the skull, including cause of death, age or sex, according to Jauch.

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