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Decomposing remains found in West Hollywood confirmed as human - coroner

A car gets towed after decomposing remains were found inside in West Hollywood on Saturday, June 9, 2012.

June 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Decomposing remains discovered near West Hollywood were confirmed to be human, officials said.

The coroner's office initially said it was not clear whether the remains belonged to a human or an animal.

Sunday afternoon, the coroner's office confirmed to Eyewitness News that the remains were that of an unidentified male. The case has been listed as a homicide.

Los Angeles police officers were called to Willoughby and North Genesee avenues on Saturday to investigate a foul odor. That's where officials found the decomposing remains wrapped up inside a truck.