Human Skeleton Discovered In California Desert Sparks Investigation


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An investigation is underway after a human skeleton was discovered in a California desert. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the skeletal remains were found near Amboy Road and Shelton Road in Wonder Valley, according to a March 20 news release.

The coroner’s office determined the skeleton to be human, officials wrote. The identity of the person, as well as the cause and manner of death, are not yet known. An autopsy has been scheduled to provide more information.

Detective Malcolm Page is leading the ongoing investigation. Further information will be released when available.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact him at 909-890-4904. To submit an anonymous tip, contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or visit

Earlier this year, a hiker discovered human skeletal remains in Joshua Tree National Park, one of California's most popular tourist destinations. Back in November, a man walking his dog stumbled upon skeletal remains in a desert area of San Bernardino County. Officials described the remains as "historical."

There were more horrific circumstances surrounding human remains across the United States. In one chilling story, officials in Milwaukee found body parts on three separate occasions within a week. Earlier this year, police discovered a severed hand inside the coat pocket of a Colorado security guard.

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