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Human remains found near Feather River in Northern California

March 16, 2010 |  6:36 pm

Authorities in Northern California were searching for leads Tuesday after a human head and two arms were found on a stretch of the Feather River known as "Beer Can Beach."

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The body parts belong to a white male who appeared to have been at least 45 years old, said Lt. Butah Uppal of the Sutter County Sheriff's Department.

The two limbs were discovered Saturday by fisherman. Sheriff's deputies searching the area the following day found the head in some berry bushes, Uppal said.

Deputies combed the surrounding area with search dogs but found no other body parts. Uppal asked anyone with information to call investigators at (530) 822-7307.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Map: Approximate area where the body parts were found. Credit: Los Angeles Times