Crews prepping Altadena catch basin for El Nino find human bone

Officials from the coroner's office investigate a catch basin in Altadena on Monday after a human bone was discovered by crews prepping for El Nino. (KABC)

Crews cleaning out a catch basin in Altadena to prepare for El Nino discovered a human femur bone Sunday night.

The coroner's office said on Monday that public works crews were prepping a catch basin ahead of El Nino rain when they made the grisly discovery.

The bone was found at about 7 p.m. near the 2800 block of Tanoble Drive, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's homicide detectives, crime lab personnel and a coroner's team responded to the scene on Monday to search for other possible remains.

Anyone with information on this case was asked to contact the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
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