Police are investigating a shallow grave discovered off a freeway embankment in Downey as a homicide, authorities said Monday.
The grave was found about 4:45 p.m. Sunday off the 105 Freeway near Bellflower Boulevard, authorities said.
A California Highway Patrol deputy found the grave and notified local police. Downey Police Department homicide detectives have taken over the investigation, authorities said.
The identity and description of the remains were not immediately available.