The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the skeletal remains of a human body found late Saturday night near the entrance of Los Liones Canyon Trail in Pacific Palisades.
According to police, West LAPD officers responded to a radio call of a death investigation at 11:15 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, near the trail entrance in the 500 block of Los Liones Drive. Two hikers were hiking near the trail when they observed what appeared to be a human skull and then reported their findings to a nearby L.A. City fire station who in turn notified police.
Upon arrival, officers were directed to an area near a hiking trail not far from the entrance to the Los Liones Canyon Trail where they found the remains of what appeared to be a human skull. Officers checked the area and observed the skeletal remains of a human torso approximately 20 feet from the skull.
Detectives from the West Bureau Homicide Unit and investigators from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene. The exact cause and mode of death cannot be determined until an autopsy is performed, according to police. The remains have not been identified.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to call West Bureau Homicide Detectives Robledo or Freund at (213) 382-9470. During weekends and off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).