Human Remains Found At LA County Facility - FOX 13 News

Human Remains Found At LA County Facility

Posted: Updated:

At first, employees at the LA county waste treatment facility thought it had to be a bad Halloween joke. The upper torso of a woman was found in one of the settling tanks where the waste goes after it's separated into liquids and solids. But, it was no prank.

LA Sheriff investigators confirmed these are human remains, possibly a Hispanic female, adding that the body parts match the lower part of a body found this weekend at the San Jose Creek water reclamation plant in Carson.

Authorities are treating this as a homicide.  They believe the body was disposed of through a manhole cover, but most likely all in one piece. Coroner investigators speculate that it could have been dismembered when it went through the centrifuge that separates liquids from solids, sending some of the remains to Carson.

"It's still very preliminary," says Lt. Mike Hosson, from Sheriff's homicide. The body had to come in through a large sewer line, somewhere between the 605 in the east, to the La Verne/San Dimas border, and south from the 60 freeway.

Anyone with information on a missing female, most likely from the San Gabriel Valley area, should call homicide att 323-890-5500.

 

Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices