Human remains found in California treatment plants - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Human remains found in California treatment plants

By CNN Staff
updated 10:54 PM EDT, Mon Oct 28, 2013

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • An upper torso of a female was discovered in a waste treatment plant
  • It's believed to be related to remains found Saturday in a water treatment plant
  • Authorities urge anyone with information about a missing female to contact them

(CNN) -- Human remains have been found in two separate treatment plants in Los Angeles County, authorities said Monday.

An upper torso of a female, possibly Hispanic, was discovered in a waste treatment plant in Bassett.

It's believed to be related to remains found Saturday in a water treatment plant in Carson, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

The cause of death is unknown and will be determined by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.

Jim Blacklock, an investigator with that department, said it will also determine whether the remains belong to the same person.

The sheriff's department urged anyone with information about a missing female to call its homicide bureau.

CNN's Diahann Reyes contributed to this report.

Article on CNN.com

CNN © 2013 Cable News Network.Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by WorldNow