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Tests under way to ID Malibu skeletal remains

Tests were under way Saturday to determine the identity of skeletal remains found in a vehicle off Encinal Canyon Road in Malibu on Thursday, March 24, 2011.

March 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Tests are under way to determine the identity of skeletal remains found in a vehicle off Encinal Canyon Road in Malibu.

A hiker found the body on Thursday at least 200 yards down an embankment.

Investigators say they don't know how long the vehicle and the man's remains were at the remote location but they do believe he was a local resident.