Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigators found a pile of human bones and a skull Wednesday in an isolated area near Canyon Country.
The discovery was made in a canyon off Sand Canyon Road with the help of a male hiker. The hiker found the bones Saturday and reported them, but deputies were unable to locate them, sheriff's spokesman Rick Adams said. The hiker guided deputies to the location Wednesday.
Authorities were not immediately able to determine how long the bones had been there, or if they were the remains of a man or a woman, Adams said. The bones were turned over to the county coroner's office for examination.