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Bags of animal remains found in Temecula

July 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Nearly 30 trash bags containing animal carcasses have been found over the past week in an area near Temecula.The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says the bags were discovered near Route 79 and Anza Road. They contained parts of dead turkeys, emus and goats.

Deputies were alerted to the animal bodies by residents who noticed a foul smell in the area. Some thought the odor from the decaying animals was coming from decomposing human remains.

Anyone who has any information about the person or persons dumping the bags is asked to call the Riverside County Sheriff' Department at (951) 696-3000.