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Lungs found on South L.A. sidewalk are from animal, official says

June 12, 2012 |  1:26 pm

Map shows approximate location of incident in black.

Coroner’s officials said Tuesday that the pair of lungs found on a sidewalk in South Los Angeles were from an animal and are not human.

Someone called to report what she thought were organs about 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the 13100 block of Avalon Boulevard, said Sgt. Robert Dean of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Coroner's Lt. Fred Corral said an exam was performed Tuesday morning and it was not clear what kind of animal the lungs came from. He did confirm, however, that the organs were lungs.

“They’re not of forensic value,” Corral said. “We’re going to dispose of them.”


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Image: Map shows approximate location of incident in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times Mapping L.A.