Skeletal human remains were found near the 91 Freeway in Cerritos on Tuesday night, prompting an investigation by the California Highway Patrol.
According to CHP Sgt. Chris Caesar, a "local citizen" found the remains around 7:40 p.m. near the Bloomfield Avenue onramp to the westbound 91.
As of Wednesday, investigators were not treating the case as a homicide. They have not determined the age or gender of the person whose remains were found.
"It's been there for a while," Caesar said. "It was skeletal."
After all he has experienced in 21 years on the job, Caesar termed the discovery "odd."
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.