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Human remains found in Malibu ravine

March 25, 2011 | 12:41 pm

  Mal L.A. County coroner’s investigators were working Friday to identify skeletal remains found in a pickup truck that apparently plunged down a Malibu ravine into heavy brush.

The remains were discovered about 2 p.m. Thursday in a ravine below the 4400 block of Encinal Canyon Road after a resident alerted authorities to the truck, said Ed Winter, assistant chief of the coroner's office.

"They were 200 to 300 feet down in a vehicle in heavy brush," Winter said.

Investigators recovered identification from the vehicle, which had license plates, but they have been unable to make a positive identification.

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Image: Map shows location where human remains were found in Malibu. Source: Google Maps

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