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Body, human bones found at Ventura County beaches

May 3, 2010 |  8:48 pm

Ventura County investigators were seeking leads Monday regarding a body and human bones found on two beaches over the weekend.

The body was found Saturday floating in a pool of water where the Ventura River meets the Pacific Ocean. The body was that of a man, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and between 25 and 50 years old, the Ventura County medical examiner's office said.

The body had a tattoo on the left calf of a grim reaper with a purple cloak and baseball bat, said Michael Tellez, a deputy medical examiner. Another tattoo, "Rambo," was on the upper left chest.

Tellez said an official cause of death would not be determined until lab tests were returned.

At Faria Beach, meanwhile, a right femur and part of a right pelvis were also discovered Saturday. "People were camping out there and they saw it in the sand," Tellez said.

The bones are probably that of a female 5 feet 4 or taller and at least 45 years old, according to Tellez.

Anyone with information is asked to call the county medical  examiner's office at (805) 641-4400.

-- Robert J. Lopez

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