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Unidentified human head found in Barstow desert

February 12, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The San Bernardino County Coroner's Office is trying to identify a severed human head found in the desert near Barstow.Police say a hiker collecting aluminum cans found the head wrapped in a plastic bag.

The discovery was made in an open area off Lenwood Road, about a half-mile west of Tortoise Road.

The head was taken to the San Bernardino County Coroner's Office for examination.

Authorities have not determined the person's identity, gender or cause of death.

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