Reports indicate that human remains were found in treatment plants in California, according to CNN on Oct. 29. The remains have been found in two different Los Angeles County facilities, and authorities believe that they likely all link back to the same person.
Human remains at a treatment plant in Bassett appear to belong to a female, possibly Hispanic. An upper torso was found in that incident. Separately, other human remains were found at a Carson plant, and authorities believe they are from the same person as in the Bassett incident, though that has not yet been confirmed.
So far the cause of death for this person is unknown, but the coroner will be working on a determination. Authorities are asking anyone who has information on a missing female to call their homicide bureau. KTVU indicates the torso was found Monday by workers, while other remains were found Saturday. It seems those remains include a pelvis, a foot and two legs.
Authorities suspect that the deceased person entered the system intact via a manhole, and the treatment process caused the subsequent damage. The sewage system's tank is currently being drained to try to find other components of the human remains from the treatment plant.