Four caskets containing the remains of six people--some of whom may have died in the 1978 Jonestown mass suicide and murder incident--have been found in a Carson storage facility, authorities said Monday.
The coffins were discovered over the weekend in a storage room being rented by a mortuary. The caskets held the bodies of two women, one man and three others whose sex could not be immediately determined, Los Angeles County sheriff's spokeswoman Lynda Edmunds said.
Edmunds said the mortuary, which deputies declined to name, was two months behind in its rental payments to Storage-Us, 16001 S. Broadway. The facility's manager made the discovery Saturday when he opened the storage room.
The mortuary is out of business, another deputy said.
Two of the bodies have been identified, but the names are being withheld pending notification of relatives, Edmunds said.
Homicide investigators reported that some of the bodies may be those of Jonestown victims but declined to release more information, the spokeswoman added.