Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators slowly and carefully rappelled down the side of a steep cliff off Glendora Ridge Road in the Angeles National Forest Tuesday after the discovery of human bones.
Two deer hunters found a human skull Monday evening, and took it to the nearest sheriff's station.
Investigators went back to the scene Tuesday, which is along a winding mountain road, near Mile Marker 10.5, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
The location is about five miles from Mt. Baldy Village.
The remote location and steep terrain added to the difficult task of gathering evidence.
More human bones were found.
Members of the Coroners Special Operations Response Team were on scene to help detectives begin the process of determining who this person is and how he or she died.
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Investigators also began reviewing missing persons cases after the discovery.
With only having skeletal remains to work with, investigators had yet to determine age, gender, or cuase of death.