Coroner Rules Decomposing Remains on LMU Campus Are Not Human

If you noticed police activity on the LMU campus, this is why.

A landscape worker's discovery in the yard near a campus residential building brought homicide detectives and coroner's investigators to the Loyola Marymount University campus.

The decomposing remains were recovered for the LA County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner to determine whether or not they are human.  Wednesday evening it concluded that the remains are not human nor human fetal tissue, but tissue of an undetermined animal, the department said.

The discovery was made Wednesday morning outside the Leavey 5 building adjacent to the bluff on the north side of campus.

University administration sent the campus community a digital notification acknowledging the police investigation, and urging all to avoid the area "until further noice." A later statement provided information on the circumstances, and reiterated that the LMU Department of Public Safety "confirms that that there are no campus safety concerns at this time." 

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