Mysterious remains of one year old found in a Southern California area burned by fire
The public works crew in rural Southern California found something strange in the ashes after the Tick Fire which lately turned out to be a human skull.
The found human remains are believed to belong to one-year-child, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Supposedly the child died in the Tick Fire that had burned through about 4,615 acres, but it still remains unsolved how he or she got in the area if the place is remote and there are no houses nearby, nothing but the mountain roads.
Despite the version of death in fire the authorities don't deny the homicide. The detectives called to stretch of Sand Canyon Road in Santa Clarita started the investigation.
"It's definitely suspicious just on the location alone," Lt. Derrick Alfred said. "I mean, it's not a common place where a person may fall ill and die."
Clues - like clothes and any kind of identification - were likely burned in the fire, the officials say.
The Tick Fire had destroyed 24 residences and damaged another 36 by Sunday evening, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.