MALIBU—On Monday, January 21 human remains were discovered near a burned Malibu hillside near the intersection of Latigo Canyon Road and Calicut Road. Investigators are currently trying to determine the cause of death for the victim.
The remains were found late Monday afternoon, where officials from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department noted it was too dark to conduct a proper investigation at the time of the discovery. The investigation resumed on Tuesday morning.
Authorities are not sure if the remains belong to a man or woman, and authorities do not suspect any evidence of foul play at the current time.
This will be the second time that the Woolsey Fire, which destroyed over 97,000 acres in November 2018 resulted in human remains being found. The LA Times reported a skull being found in the same region. The Woolsey Fire claimed the lives of three people.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.