BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Crews clearing a drainage ditch at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab found a human skull and three human bones.
The gruesome discovery happened the afternoon of April 18th in an area of steep brush on the southern perimeter of the facility, according to Berkeleyside.READ MORE: Possible Listeria Contamination Forces Recall of 230,000 Pounds of Ham, Pepperoni Products
The Alameda County Coroner was examining the bones.
It is not clear how long the remains have been in the ditch, but foul play is not suspected.READ MORE: Air District: Weather, Wood Smoke To Bring Moderate Air Quality In Bay Area This Week
Sgt. Paul Graves said Monday forensic pathologists have still not identified the person’s sex or determined how long the bones had been in the ditch.
He says the bones were not believed to be those of an American Indian.MORE NEWS: New York City Announces First-In-The-Nation Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies
Officials say the coroner’s office may contract with an anthropologist to help determine the age of the bones and the circumstances of the death.