Human remains found in Santa Clarita near area where Tick Fire is burning

An investigation is underway after human remains were found in Santa Clarita. 

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office the remains were discovered in a burnt area near the intersection of Sand Canyon Road and Thompson Ranch Drive. A public works employee discovered the large bones Saturday morning. 

Related: Structures destroyed, 43K placed under evacuation orders in raging Tick Fire

According to the sheriff’s office their preliminary investigation revealed the remains may have been there for at least a year, and say the individual didn’t die as a result of the Tick Fire. 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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