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Human remains found in Lancaster

March 8, 2013 |  9:20 am

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of human remains in a nonresidential area of Lancaster.

A passerby found the remains around 6:20 p.m. Thursday at Division Street and East Avenue H in Lancaster, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Los Angeles County Coroner officials will collect the remains and try to determine the cause of death, officials said. The gender of the individual was unknown and no further information was available, they said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tips can also be reported anonymously to L.A. Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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-- Ann M. Simmons in Santa Clarita

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